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March 17, 2017
Colorado’s rural schools need teachers and want lawmakers to help
Lawmakers are considering three bills that supporters believe could help schools — especially those in rural areas like La Veta — combat a teacher shortage that is only expected to get worse.
November 16, 2016
To tackle teacher shortage, start with giving teachers the respect they deserve, superintendents say
Colorado school superintendents and business leaders gathered to discuss the burgeoning teacher shortage.
October 31, 2016
Teacher shortage turnaround? Indiana sees higher demand for licenses than last year
In 2016, 4,552 college grads earned their initial practitioner licenses. That’s an 18 percent increase over 2015.
October 13, 2016
Recruiting teachers to rural Colorado: Smaller classrooms and more freedom, but about that salary …
Short-term help is on the way for Colorado's rural school districts suffering from the strain of chronic teacher shortages.
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September 7, 2016
Indianapolis Teach for America attracts fewer teachers but they are more diverse
32 percent of incoming Teach For America corp members are people of color.
August 26, 2016
Calling all new math teachers: Shelby County Schools wants to give you $5,000
A shortage of high school math teachers in Memphis has Shelby County Schools willing to award a $5,000 signing bonus to those hired after Aug. 15.
July 25, 2016
As students look different in Southern Indiana, will teachers change too?
It’s not just unfilled teaching jobs that present a challenge for Indiana schools. Another struggle is hiring teachers who reflect the ethnic and racial…
July 13, 2016
Ritz: Indiana teacher shortage still a problem, needs to be addressed
Ritz’s effort continues a conversation that began last year when some Indiana districts reported problems finding teachers and keeping them in the classroom.
June 14, 2016
Want to be a career and technical ed teacher? The state just eased the process
Responding to a shortage of career and technical education teachers, the state made it easier to become one on Tuesday.
February 25, 2016
Aspiring teacher scholarship bill gutted in Senate panel after concerns over costs
The bill's author, House Speaker Brian Bosma, said he wants to bring the program back in later discussions.
February 3, 2016
Plan to change teacher pay and pensions passes after emotional debate
House Bill 1004 moves on for consideration in the Senate starting next week.
January 28, 2016
Union backers say bill could wreck Indiana's teacher pay system
The bill would let superintendents give more pay to current teachers as well as job applicants.
January 21, 2016
Teacher scholarship bill passes committee but could leave current students out
As it's written, the scholarships would not be available to students who graduated high school before June 2016.
January 20, 2016
Stacked education bill could see even more additions next week
Committee Chairman Sen. Dennis Kruse said bills concerning religious instruction and teacher hiring could make it in.
January 5, 2016
Bills aimed at teacher hiring take a back seat to ISTEP, for now
Several lawmakers are working on bills to offer incentives for college graduates to become teachers and other support.
December 21, 2015
The basics of Indiana’s teacher shortage debate: What comes next?
This isn't the first year Indiana schools have had troubled finding qualified teachers to fill open jobs, but it seems to be the first year everyone's paying attention.
October 26, 2015
Lawmakers propose fixes for testing and teaching
Lawmakers think they came up with solutions for a few of the biggest education issues from the past year: testing, teacher hiring and keeping teachers in the classroom.
October 19, 2015
Teacher to legislators: I'd love to stay in the classroom if I could afford it
It’ll be another week before legislators come together to make recommendations on how schools can increase teacher recruitment and retention efforts.
August 28, 2015
Why people think there’s a teacher shortage in Indiana and why they’re probably wrong
In Indiana, as in many other places, the problem isn’t the number of certified teachers but a mismatch between them and available jobs.
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August 18, 2015
Best of 2015: Why is there no teacher shortage in New York City?
As other states scramble, a longstanding teacher surplus and steady student enrollment mean that just one in three teacher-prep graduates is able to land a job in New York.
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