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Teaching in the Quad-Cities: Schools using multiple ways to find needed teachers
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Nov 29, 6:59 AM: School districts in the Quad-Cities need teachers, and there are a number of ways education institutions are trying to meet that demand. The need for teachers is significant enough it has led to programs designed to increase the >
Schools across the country are struggling to find staff. Here’s why
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Nov 24, 9:10 AM: Across the country, these are some of the short-term solutions to a nationwide shortage of school staff at all levels – teachers, administrators, food workers, custodial staff, bus drivers and more – school districts have put into >
‘We are losing teachers like no other time in history’ | Teacher shortages persist across the region
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Nov 24, 8:23 AM: The issue of teacher shortages across the region seems to continually get worse as staff members are left frustrated with some school districts being forced to change their calendars.
Hiring shortages and COVID complicate schools’ year of recovery
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Nov 23, 6:53 AM: Federal and state leaders have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into schools so they can expand academic programs, hire new staff and increase mental health and other services for students. But teachers say it has been harder >
As teacher COVID-19 rates rise, unions support in-person learning but push for stronger mitigation m
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Nov 22, 9:28 AM: Amid rising COVID-19 infections among school staff members in Massachusetts, local and statewide teachers union leaders say they continue to support in-person learning, but urge state leaders to strengthen mitigation >
New Data Show School Staffing Shortages Disproportionately Hitting High-Poverty Districts
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Nov 19, 10:15 AM: During a school year marked by fears of K-12 labor shortages — with nationwide reports of principals driving bus routes, superintendents filling in as substitute teachers and school cafeterias forgoing hot meals due to a lack of >
Perspective: Today’s teacher shortages are part of a longer pattern
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Nov 19, 10:13 AM: Until school boards and administrators listen to teachers, they’ll end up with shortages in every crisis.
‘We’re not okay’: Pandemic stressors force growing number of educators to leave jobs
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Nov 17, 6:19 AM: Education Minnesota says the teacher's union can't remember a time when so many teachers left their jobs during the year — and we're not even into December yet.
Column: U.S. teachers pummeled by a hailstorm of conflicting instructions
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Nov 8, 10:27 AM: Coming out of the pandemic, new directives on vaccinations, assessments, schedules and other issues are flooding schools. A teacher has been telling me how that deluge feels and how much it threatens learning.
Opinion: Erie’s diversity is the path to prosperity: tackling the teacher-to-student mismatch
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Nov 5, 6:15 AM:

While Erie is becoming more diverse, the Erie School District has a long way to go in narrowing the racial mismatch between teachers and students.

New teachers are leaving Hartford schools at an alarming pace
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Nov 1, 8:58 AM: The problem of teacher turnover has been felt the most acutely in some of the city’s lowest-performing schools. The loss of more than 20 percent of their teaching staff has created a “perpetual churn” that hurts the district’s >
Minnesota schools struggle with substitute teacher shortage
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Nov 1, 6:38 AM: A shortage of substitutes is forcing school districts to get creative when there's no one to fill in.
Teachers protest staffing shortages in Maryland school system
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Oct 28, 9:20 AM: Amid the staffing shortages, educators say they are being tapped to cover other classes during their lunch and planning periods. They say they get less support from principals, who are tasked with public health duties related to >
Alaska has a teacher retention problem. The state is ready to pay someone to help solve it.
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Oct 22, 5:06 AM: The state’s education department calls the lack of teachers in Alaska an emergency issue and says the pandemic is only making things worse. It’s willing to pay up to $300,000 to figure out how to attract—and keep—more teachers in >
Biden: Teachers ‘most consequential’ people after parents
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Oct 19, 9:37 AM: President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden hosted a White House ceremony Monday to recognize the 2021 and 2020 national teachers of the year, the state teacher finalists for those years and teachers nationwide, all of whom had >
Opinion: Dallas ISD tells us teachers to ‘embrace flexibility.’ If only ‘flexibili
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Oct 19, 6:45 AM: Rigid treaching plans and standardized instruction leave too many teachers following scripts.
Why So Many Teachers Are Thinking of Quitting
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Oct 18, 9:50 AM: Seven educators on how the pandemic drove them to finally say: Enough is enough.
D.C. to hire more substitute teachers, contact tracers to help understaffed schools
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Oct 18, 9:25 AM: The District plans to spend nearly $40 million to hire additional contact tracers, substitute teachers and workers who would handle coronavirus logistics in schools, marking an attempt to address staffing shortages that have >
95% of teachers meet COVID-19 vaccination deadline, union says
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Oct 15, 8:11 AM: About 95% of Los Angeles teachers union members have met the school district’s Friday deadline to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the union announced Thursday evening.
Oregon lifts bachelor’s degree requirement for substitutes in schools
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Oct 13, 5:54 AM: For a limited time, if you want to be a substitute teacher in Oregon, you won't need a bachelor's degree. The state of Oregon issued a temporary rule that will allow school districts to implement Emergency Substitute Teaching >

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