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recruitment and retention
October 18, 2018
School districts counting on public support for higher teacher pay to pass new tax increases
Most school districts asking voters to approve local tax increases this November want to raise teacher pay.
October 11, 2018
New York City teachers will be screened for ‘suitability’ under new union contract
If teaching in New York City is going to burn you out, the school system wants to know before you set foot in…
educators of color
July 30, 2018
Denver’s newest group of teachers is its most diverse ever
Hiring more teachers of color has long been a goal for the urban district.
June 27, 2018
Tennessee teachers have a new voice. Meet the next leader of the state’s largest teacher group
When Beth Brown takes office July 1 as the new president of the Tennessee Education Association, she’ll become the youngest elected leader of…
At what cost
February 1, 2018
Do schools lose ground when losing top teachers to turnaround schools? A little, but it’s worth it, says Tennessee research
New research addresses a nagging concern about the quest to lure top teachers to struggling schools.
January 19, 2018
Here are the initiatives Memphis’ education philanthropists will focus on in 2018
The Memphis Education Fund has shed its "Teacher Town" name but still plans to focus on recruiting new teachers in 2018.
April 11, 2017
High schoolers say they don’t want to be teachers. Inside one school that’s working to turn the tide
One day early in the school year, the pre-K students at P.S. 50 on Staten Island were learning how to write their names. Jeanette Tenantitla…
March 28, 2017
How do you get teacher candidates to fall in love with Memphis? Shelby County Schools is taking them to a Grizzlies game.
Shelby County Schools will kick off its hiring season this weekend by treating teacher candidates to dinner and a free Memphis Grizzlies game.
January 26, 2017
Memphis wants to become ‘Teacher Town,’ especially to feed its ‘priority schools.’ Here’s the latest feedback from teachers.
A new survey offers insights into what’s working, what’s not, and where the city’s new teacher hires are coming from.
January 25, 2017
More men of color are teaching in New York City classrooms as city works to boost overall retention and recruitment
About 10 percent of all teachers hired this year were men who are black, Hispanic or Asian. That’s an increase of two percentage points -- or 25 percent -- over 2015.
year in review
December 21, 2016
Teaching in Colorado in 2016: Debate intensifies over how to find, keep and pay good teachers
The discussions about teaching that made headlines in 2016 were around recruitment, diversity and improving teacher quality.
February 22, 2016
As Teach For America marks 10 years in Memphis, contract with Shelby County Schools faces scrutiny under tight budget
The recruiting organization expects to feed about 130 new teachers to Shelby County Schools next year if the school board votes to approve the contract.
January 13, 2016
24 education bills to watch as Indiana begins its 2016 legislative session
More than 70 bills were assigned to the House and Senate education committees this year.
January 12, 2016
New Nashville-based alternative teacher education program seeks state approval
Project Renaissance hopes to launch a new alternative teacher training program in Nashville.
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.
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