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    Can paying college tutors help drive interest in teaching?

    Compensating college students to tutor in K-12 is expanding the pool — and potentially opening eyes to future careers.

    By May 30, 2024
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    A Missouri registered apprenticeship program helps fill special education teaching vacancies

    Half the state’s special educators still lack proper certifications, but Missouri State’s Pathways for Paraprofessionals Program is showing signs of success.

    By April 30, 2024
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    Districts increasingly turn to 4-day school weeks to recruit, retain staff

    About 2,100 schools across 900 districts have adopted four-day school weeks, as of the 2022-23 school year, said an Oregon State University researcher.

    By March 14, 2024
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    Multilingual teachers in short supply as newcomer needs grow

    Some schools are beginning to tap into higher ed partnerships to recruit teachers who work with English learners and newcomer students.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    Why staffing shortages in school nutrition persist — and what districts can do about them

    School nutrition directors share what works as they navigate staffing issues, especially as universal school meal policies gain traction. 

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    4 key school staffing solution themes that emerged in 2023

    From a looming fiscal cliff to creative recruitment and retention strategies, here’s what stood out in the past year of our Staffed Up coverage.

    By Dec. 22, 2023
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    How has substitute teacher staffing changed since the pandemic?

    Teacher shortage solutions and pandemic adjustments to substitute pay and entry requirements have had impacts on the sub pool.

    By Nov. 17, 2023
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    By the Numbers: Investments build for registered teacher apprenticeships

    As of October 2023, 26 states have registered teacher apprenticeship programs with the U.S. Department of Labor, according to New America.

    By Oct. 30, 2023
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    Are virtual educators an answer to teacher shortages?

    One live virtual teaching company, Elevate K-12, notes an uptick in district interest in its services amid severe, ongoing educator vacancies.

    By Sept. 29, 2023
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    4 ways to steer around bus driver shortages

    As widespread staffing problems persist, school transportation experts share strategies that are working for some districts.

    By Aug. 28, 2023
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    What does the looming ESSER spending deadline mean for teacher shortages?

    Experts weigh in on the challenges ahead as economic headwinds point to staff cuts in the near future.

    By July 10, 2023
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    4 ways to tackle retention, recruitment challenges in early childhood education

    Universal preschool and overall enrollment are gaining steam, but staffing issues persist. 

    By May 31, 2023
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    How would an affirmative action repeal impact teacher diversity?

    The lack of teachers of color in K-12 schools may worsen if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down race-conscious admission practices, higher ed experts fear.

    By April 28, 2023
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    Missouri shows ongoing investment in principals pays off

    In recent years, the Missouri Leadership Development System, led by the state’s education department, has increased its principal retention rate to 95%.

    By March 29, 2023
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    5 tactics districts can use to navigate cybersecurity workforce shortages

    While recruiting cybersecurity professionals may be daunting, tapping into higher ed or even training teachers for entry-level roles can be workarounds.

    By Feb. 22, 2023
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    Higher ed partnerships shine light on school mental health workforce solutions

    Mental health professionals stress the need to invest in innovative programs to help recruit and retain school counselors, psychologists and social workers.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    The push and pull of strategic pay as a teacher shortage solution

    Evidence shows paying teachers in hard-to-staff subjects and disadvantaged schools helps fill vacancies for crucial positions. But is that enough?

    By Dec. 21, 2022
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    7 tips to keep in mind when forming a registered teacher apprenticeship

    As this model gains steam for addressing teacher shortages, experts suggest strategies for successful development.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Why one teacher left and another stayed

    A pair of interviews highlight the hardships and hard wins of the classroom — with a thinner line between each educator’s decision than you might expect.

    By Oct. 18, 2022
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    How a Baltimore certification program fuels the teacher pipeline

    Programs like the Baltimore City Teaching Residency have helped fill high-needs teaching roles in Baltimore City Public Schools, one district official says.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
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    North Dakota invests in online ed prep to train rural teachers

    The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is dedicating $2 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for scholarships to help aspiring educators.

    By Aug. 17, 2022