General Teacher Issues
- U.S. education secretary speaks at San Diego conference, calls for teacher shortage solutions
- Mar 29, 10:01 AM: U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona spoke at an education conference in San Diego Monday, where he said schools need to use the pandemic’s challenges to change dramatically so they can better serve students.
- Will there be enough teachers for California’s ambitious plans for its youngest students?
- Mar 29, 9:20 AM: California needs tens of thousands of teachers and assistants to expand public school to all 4-year-olds. Private and nonprofit preschools worry they’ll lose their staff.
- States call in the National Guard to mitigate school staffing shortages
- Mar 25, 8:44 AM: For two years, the pandemic has hammered schools and accentuated the staffing shortages they are facing. It’s led to enormous problems with teacher morale, burnout, school closures and learning losses.
- Fewer People Are Getting Teacher Degrees. Prep Programs Sound the Alarm
- > Mar 22, 9:11 AM: As teacher dissatisfaction rates rise and concerns about teacher shortages intensify, colleges of education are sounding the alarm: Enrollment has been steadily decliningfor the past decade, and the pandemic has likely made things
- Denver teachers speak out in school surveys
- Mar 22, 6:15 AM: Two surveys of Denver teachers found widespread feelings of burnout and distress, and educators on the verge of quitting.
- How to tackle teacher shortage? Some lawmakers say retirees could ease the problem
- Mar 14, 8:20 AM: Louisiana's teacher shortage is growing more urgent, and some state lawmakers want to try to lure retired teachers back to the classroom by offering more money.
- Teachers are quitting in droves. Here’s how to stem the staffing crisis in schools. | Opinion
- Mar 11, 9:18 AM: We could try to meet their needs, compensate them fairly, and make their jobs workable. We could trust their professional judgment and do away with rigid curricula and ineffective standardized tests.
- Gov. Greg Abbott wants task force to examine state teacher shortage
- Mar 8, 9:20 AM: Teaching demands during the pandemic have exacerbated the nation’s teacher shortage. Abbott wants a task force to investigate.
- ‘I’m never going back.’ Philly teachers on why there’s a surge in midyear re
- Mar 4, 9:27 AM: "I was thinking, 'Are you seriously worried about my bulletin boards when I have so many problems? Can we focus on how to make my classroom manageable?'" one teacher who resigned mid-year said.<
- New Federal Data Shows Pandemic’s Effects on Teaching Profession
- Mar 3, 9:34 AM: The federal data reinforces what national teachers unions have termed ‘an unprecedented staffing crisis across every job category.
- Bill would allow for-profit training for Alabama teachers, cut certificate time
- Mar 1, 9:20 AM: Alabama lawmakers are considering new ways to make it easier to become a teacher with hopes of easing teacher shortages in some areas of the state.
- A gap in representation? District 186 partners with UIS to hire more teachers of color
- Feb 28, 9:54 AM: The Diverse Workforce Pipeline program, a joint effort of Springfield School District 186 and University of Illinois Springfield, launched in January to help candidates of color earn licenses to teach in local schools.
- With teacher departures surging, Philly schools unveil plan to stem tide
- Feb 25, 10:04 AM: The School District of Philadelphia, like other districts across the nation, is facing a teacher and staff shortage as the coronavirus pandemic hits the two-year mark.
- Teacher shortage is a ‘crisis,’ N.J. state legislators say after educators raise alarm
- Feb 23, 6:25 AM: More than two dozen educators raised alarms about declining interest in teaching and other jobs in public schools during a hearing Tuesday with New Jersey state legislators.
- The pandemic continues to take an enormous toll on school teachers
- Feb 22, 10:52 AM: NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with National Education Association President Becky Pringle about school staffing issues, and the burnout that has more teachers thinking about leaving their jobs.
- New Twist in Pandemic’s Impact on Schools: Substitutes in Camouflage
- Feb 22, 10:48 AM: Deployed to classrooms in New Mexico to help with crippling staff shortages, National Guard troops are employing their informal motto, “Semper Gumby” — Always Flexible.
- More than 300 Providence teachers get displacement notices
- Feb 22, 9:59 AM: More than 300 Providence teachers have received notices that they may be “displaced” from their position next school year, an annual process that is affecting more teachers than usual this year.
- Academy District 20 cancels high school classes Friday due to ‘sick out’ planned by teachers
- Feb 18, 7:30 AM: Nearly 30% of Academy District 20 high school teachers have called off of work Friday as part of a "sick out" over proposed schedule changes announced in early February that would impact their workloads.
- Nearly 1 in 3 Arizona classrooms lacks a permanent teacher
- Feb 16, 9:08 AM: Opinion: 31% of Arizona classrooms lack a permanent teacher, according to the latest ASPAA survey. And that spells trouble for our state's public schools.
- Potential teacher certification requirement faces pushback from Texas teaching organizations
- Feb 15, 9:52 AM: A controversial new certification requirement for new Texas teachers is set for a vote by the State Board of Education this summer.
General Teacher Issues