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August 9, 2019
Ready to ‘make a change,’ 600 new Memphis teachers excited for the first day of school
Amid Tennessee literacy push, new Memphis teacher wants to ‘help students enjoy reading’
meet the teachers
August 6, 2019
Scenes from a Newark hiring fair: As schools scramble to hire teachers, an unlikely duo teams up to nab a position
Jesus Gomez and Iris Markle made an unlikely duo as they waded into Newark’s final teacher hiring fair before school starts.
Updated August 2, 2019
To recruit teachers, Indianapolis built an Educators’ Village. But was it enough of an incentive?
One year since its first houses went on the market, seven out of 15 homes in the Educators' Village were sold to teachers. Are there enough incentives to attract more?
July 18, 2019
Scenes from a Memphis job fair: How one veteran teacher is struggling to return to the kindergarten classroom
Ninety-seven percent of district positions are already spoken for. But like every year, a few positions in every grade and almost every subject remain open.
Improving Head Start
January 8, 2019
Head Start grants will boost training, teacher recruitment
Difficulties recruiting and retaining Head Start teachers is a major problem facing the programs, and the grants issued Tuesday will help.
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.
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