General Teacher Issues
- Florida is short more than 5,000 teachers, education group says.
- Oct 12, 8:37 AM: Florida's teacher shortage has worsened since the start of the school year, with vacancies for teachers surging to more than 5,000, according to updated data from the Florida Education Association.
- Facing major campus disruption and firings, LAUSD extends staff COVID-vaccine deadline
- > Oct 12, 8:34 AM: The Los Angeles school district — confronted with widespread campus disruption and the firing of potentially thousands of unvaccinated teachers and other staff — has extended the looming deadline for all workers to be fully
- There’s another crisis emerging in Chicago-area schools: A critical shortage of workers
A critical shortage of essential school employees in Illinois and across the U.S. this fall — including a scarcity of substitute teachers, school nurses, bus drivers and food service workers — has hit a tipping point this month, >
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- 96% of Indiana school districts report teacher shortages
- Oct 7, 6:07 AM: According to an annual survey, 96.5% of participating Indiana school districts reported teacher shortages, the highest in the seven years of surveying school corporations.
- Alabama wants a more diverse teacher workforce. It doesn’t know if efforts are working.
- Oct 6, 8:19 AM: While Black students made up a third of Alabama’s public school population in 2018-19, less than 20% of Alabama’s teachers were Black, the researchers found.
- Thousands of Unvaccinated New York City School Employees Placed on Unpaid Leave
- Oct 5, 9:52 AM: As vaccine mandate takes effect, 95% of all employees show proof of at least one dose; 1,800 school safety agents don’t
- Teachers rally against NYC DOE’s vaccine mandate
- Oct 5, 9:42 AM: Hundreds of people — most of them Department of Education staffers — protested the agency’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate as it went into effect on Monday.
- Nearly 3,700 substitute teachers needed in NYC ahead of vaccine deadline
- Oct 4, 8:27 AM: The city Department of Education is looking to plug nearly 3,700 openings for substitute teachers as the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for public school staffers goes into effect Monday, The Post has learned.
- Behind the teacher shortage, an unexpected culprit: Covid relief money
- > Oct 1, 9:24 AM: U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona told NBC News he's aware that the Covid relief funds are creating hiring challenges in some parts of the country, especially in places that have long struggled with shortages in areas such as
- Striving for diverse teaching workforce in classrooms
- Oct 1, 9:09 AM: Diversity among students in classrooms continues to grow, but when it comes to teacher diversity, the number of students of color often outweighs the number of teachers of color.
- New York City can proceed with vaccine mandate for educators and staff, judges ruled.
- > Sep 28, 9:05 AM: New York City’s vaccine mandate for nearly all adults working in its public schools can proceed as scheduled, a federal appeals panel ruled on Monday, reversing a decision made over the weekend that paused enforcement of the
- Money isn’t the problem. COVID-19 creates a dire U.S. shortage of teachers and school staff
- > Sep 24, 8:40 AM: Teacher shortages and difficulties filling openings have been reported in Tennessee, New Jersey and South Dakota, where one district started the school year with 120 teacher vacancies. Across Texas, the main districts in Houston,
- Philly teachers and administrators are end-of-year exhausted and school has only just begun
- Sep 22, 9:05 AM: A new school term always brings hiccups. But four weeks in, it feels more like four years to many exhausted Philadelphia School District staff.
- There’s a shortage of educators in New Hampshire – and COVID is only part of the reason
- > Sep 21, 8:47 AM: But the challenges are also structural. In an environment where every employer is competing for workers, school districts are sometimes at a disadvantage, Whaland said. Staff salaries can be locked in by hard-fought collective
- This Western Massachusetts town has a high teacher retention rate; Superintendent credits culture of
- Sep 17, 8:37 AM: A formula of culture and climate in the Lee Public Schools, as well as proximity to the Massachusetts Turnpike, has helped the district maintain a high staff retention rate, in the eyes of Superintendent Michael Richard.
- The pandemic’s toll on educators has made Texas’ teacher shortage worse
- Sep 9, 2:03 PM: It’s a problem that has troubled school administrators for years, but the pandemic has exacerbated it. Teachers report being spread thin by the demands of remote learning and exhausted by the constant health concerns.
- Substitute shortages so severe, some districts may have to temporarily close classrooms
- Sep 2, 11:55 AM: California school districts, already struggling to find enough teachers for classrooms, are facing a substitute shortage so severe that officials at smaller districts fear temporary school closures.
- More than 100 teachers leave N.J. district. Union says number is ‘troubling.’
- Aug 20, 3:03 PM: The Paterson school district is rushing to replace a growing number of resigning and retiring teachers with less than three weeks before students return to classrooms, many for the first time in 18 months.
- Teachers Returning To Class Aim For ‘Normal’ In a Year They Know Will Be Anything But
- Aug 16, 3:48 PM: From rebuilding relationships to anticipating learning gaps, four teachers share what’s on their minds as they return to classrooms.
- Editorial: California’s teachers will have to get vaccinated. It’s about time
- > Aug 12, 11:15 AM: Early this year, teachers unions throughout California were saying that their members couldn’t go back to work in physical classrooms without being vaccinated against COVID-19. They were given priority on vaccination and most
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