General Teacher Issues
- Crisis in Texas schools: Survey says 66% of teachers want to leave classroom
- Feb 8, 9:03 AM: A Texas American Federation of Teachers' conference Monday highlights why educators are considering leaving classrooms at rates like never before.
- Illinois bills to address teacher shortage advance out of state Senate committee
- > Feb 4, 10:13 AM: Two bills aimed at relieving the state’s teacher shortage, at least in the short term, advanced out of a Senate committee Tuesday. The Senate Education Committee unanimously endorsed two bills that would allow retired teachers to
- Education stakeholders warn of teacher shortage ‘crisis’ at Pa. Senate hearing
- > Feb 2, 6:27 AM: Larisa Shambaugh, chief talent officer for the Philadelphia Public Schools, said the most important component is adequate education funding. The under-funding of Philadelphia schools and others across the commonwealth put them at a
- More than half of teachers are looking for the exits, poll says
- > Feb 1, 10:08 AM: Teachers are picking up slack for absent colleagues. They're covering for unfilled positions. And 55% of them say they will leave teaching sooner than they had originally planned, according to a poll of its members by the nation's
- Boulder Valley School District aims to hire more teachers of color
- > Feb 1, 6:36 AM: The Boulder Valley School District is holding a “Teacher of Color Hiring Event” in February, aiming to increase the diversity of the district’s teaching staff to better reflect the diversity of its student
- Bills to create adjunct status for public school teachers considered in Statehouse
- > Feb 1, 6:31 AM: A bill moving forward in the Indiana Senate would let public schools hire part time “adjunct” teachers without any teaching training. Bill author Sen. Linda Rogers (R-Granger) said it could help address an ongoing teacher shortage,
- Teachers Are Quitting, and Companies Are Hot to Hire Them
- > Jan 31, 9:35 AM: Burned out teachers are leaving the classroom for jobs in the private sector, where talent-hungry companies are hiring them—and often boosting their pay—to work in sales, software, healthcare and training, among other
- How one South Jersey school district is coping with its teacher shortage: A month of early dismissal
- Jan 31, 9:23 AM: Beginning Monday, thousands of students in the Millville school district will go home early. Faced with a severe teacher shortage, the South Jersey district plans to operate on a shortened school day.
- New Pittsburgh Promise scholarship plans to add 35 Black educators to city schools in 7 years
- > Jan 28, 8:08 AM: A scholarship funded by a Pittsburgh family will not only cover education costs for 35 aspiring educators of color, but also includes a paid summer program at the University of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship fund
- Portland Public Schools admin accuses teachers of coordinating sick calls
- Jan 18, 7:43 AM: The district's HR chief says they're "getting reports of educators being asked by colleagues to call-in sick with the intention" of closing schools.
- Newsom signs order to make it easier for schools to hire teachers amid shortages
- > Jan 13, 9:12 AM: The California Teachers Assn., which represents some 300,000 educators statewide, said it recognized the need for hiring flexibility and urged school districts “to focus on substitute teachers, recent retirees and student
- W.Va. Education Officials Identify 5 Challenges Affecting State Teacher Shortage
- > Jan 13, 9:11 AM: The board’s first meeting of the new year focused on identifying teacher recruitment challenges. The state is short about 1,000 certified teachers, according to the West Virginia Department of Education’s Educator Preparation
- California makes it easier to hire teachers amid shortages, omicron spread
- Jan 12, 6:49 AM: California is making it easier for school districts to hire teachers and other employees amid staffing shortages brought on by the latest surge in coronavirus cases, the governor said Tuesday.
- Schools sticking with in-person learning scramble for subs
- Jan 7, 9:31 AM: Principals, superintendents and counselors are filling in as substitutes in classrooms as the surge in coronavirus infections further strains schools that already had been struggling with staffing shortages.
- Virginia Department of Education allocates $12 million for teacher recruitment
- Jan 5, 8:19 AM: The Virginia Department of Education is allocating $12 million to a variety of programs for teacher recruitment and retention efforts.
- As COVID cases rise, so do Texas teacher shortages, absences and burnout
- Jan 5, 8:05 AM: As pandemic uncertainty continues, schools across the country and in Texas are finding it increasingly difficult to staff campuses with the necessary number of full-time and substitute teachers to maintain normal operations.
- Teacher shortages, classroom gaps outlined in state report
- > Dec 20, 9:43 AM: Louisiana’s teacher workforce has seen a 30% drop in the ranks of aspiring teachers, a glut of educators working outside their field of expertise and a glaring need for more racial diversity, according to a new state
- DC Council aims to learn why so many teachers are quitting, and how to fix it
- Dec 17, 8:04 AM: Several witnesses at the hearing talked of flexible hours worked into the teacher’s school day, and more help from the administration to bring in assistance as a measure to prevent burnout.
- Bipartisan bill to ease teacher shortage applauded by union, school administrators
- Dec 17, 6:23 AM: School districts across Pennsylvania are struggling to find substitute teachers, including many in the Midstate. A bipartisan effort at the state capitol could be a big help.
- SC teachers say unmanageable workload, lack of respect driving exodus
- > Dec 6, 9:07 AM: In addition to workload problems, teachers said that they feel like they’ve lost parents’ support. Tiffany Dorris, a former eighth grade English teacher at Dorchester School District Two, said that parents’ recent attitude toward
General Teacher Issues