Teacher Pipeline

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Education Funding Districts Steer Federal Teacher-Quality Funding Into Recruitment, Retention
Efforts to recruit teachers and create "grow your own" programs are in; class-size reduction and teacher evaluation are out.
Libby Stanford, September 12, 2022
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First lady Jill Biden, second from right, speaks during a meeting with, from left, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education President Lynn Gangon, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, during a White House Domestic Policy Council meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. The first lady, who is a teacher herself, participated in the meeting on ways to support schools in an effort to address teacher shortages as the new school year begins.
First lady Jill Biden, second from right, discusses how to support teacher recruitment and retention with a panel of experts at the White House. From left: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education President Lynn Gangone, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh.
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Recruitment & Retention Here's How the White House Is Tackling Teacher Shortages
Jill Biden helped roll out the administration's three-part plan, which underscores recruitment, higher pay, and hands-on training.
Madeline Will, August 31, 2022
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Teacher Preparation States Crack Open the Door to Teachers Without College Degrees
Citing vacancies, Florida now permits military veterans without a degree to teach, and Arizona will allow educators still in college.
Madeline Will, August 2, 2022
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NEA President Becky Pringle speaks on the second day of the 2021 NEA Convention in Denver.
National Education Association President Becky Pringle addresses the NEA representative assembly in 2021.
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Teaching Profession School Safety, Morale, and Filling Shortages: NEA President Dishes on What’s Next For Teachers
Becky Pringle takes EdWeek's questions about the union's safety policies, teacher shortages, and why it moved its conference out of Texas.
Madeline Will, July 6, 2022
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Teacher Preparation States Relax Teacher Certification Rules to Combat Shortages
Faced with an uneven supply of teaching talent, states are lowering the bar on some licensing hoops.
Madeline Will, June 28, 2022
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Recruitment & Retention Push Is on to Grow and Nurture Latino Teacher Pipeline
Latinos for Education has created a new advisory council to better inform federal policies on hiring and retaining more Latino educators.
Ileana Najarro, June 24, 2022
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Teacher Preparation Opinion What’s Ahead for the Nation's First Federally Approved Teacher-Apprenticeship Program?
The model promises to make licensure less costly while opening the profession to a broader pool of potential candidates.
Rick Hess, June 14, 2022
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Haines City Senior High School Principal Adam Lane plays guitar for teachers during a teacher-appreciation luncheon at the high school.
Haines City Senior High School Principal Adam Lane plays guitar for teachers during a teacher-appreciation luncheon at the high school in Polk County, Fla.
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Recruitment & Retention 4 Steps to Building Your Own School Staffing Pipeline
Here's some creative ways to get around the staff shortage that's plagued many schools.
Denisa R. Superville, May 17, 2022
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Teacher Preparation Opinion An Unconventional Approach to Teacher Training
Teacher educators at one university are rethinking the concept of teaching and how to best prepare candidates for the classroom.
Rick Hess, May 17, 2022
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As her pupils bend themselves to their books, teacher Marie Donnelly guides them along in their studies at P.S. 77 in the Glendale section of Queens, New York, Sept. 28, 1959. In her 40 years of teaching, never has Donnelly had so many African-American students in a class. The youngsters were bused to the school from Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, a predominantly black neighborhood where schools are overcrowded. P.S. 77, which had an enrollment of 368 all-white students, can handle 1000 children comfortably. Parents in the Queens neighborhoods objected to influx, but the children themselves adjusted to one another without incident.
A white teacher teaches a newly integrated class at P.S. 77 in the Glendale section of Queens, N.Y., in September 1959.
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Teaching Profession Q&A 'Brown v. Board' Decimated the Black Educator Pipeline. A Scholar Explains How
A new book digs into a lesser-known and negative consequence of one of the nation's most significant civil rights milestones.
Madeline Will, May 16, 2022
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Recruitment & Retention Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Staffing Shortages?
Answer 7 questions to see what you know about staffing shortages.
May 16, 2022
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Teacher Preparation Opinion Make Teacher Prep Practical, Not Theoretical
Ready teachers for the rigors of the classroom—how to plan lessons, differentiate instruction, and all the elements of educating students.
Larry Ferlazzo, May 16, 2022
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Haines City Senior High School Principal Adam Lane greets seniors walking across campus on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Haines City Senior High School in Haines City, Fla.
Haines City Senior High School Principal Adam Lane greets seniors walking across campus at the school in Haines City, Fla.
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Recruitment & Retention How One Principal Has Dodged the Staffing Shortage
A high school principal in Polk County, Fla., has developed his own talent pipeline that helps avoid staffing issues.
Denisa R. Superville, May 13, 2022
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Teacher Preparation Opinion Teacher Prep Should Include Classroom-Culture Training
Great teachers foster environments where students want to be.
Larry Ferlazzo, May 10, 2022
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