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July 19, 2019
How one Illinois program aims to train more resilient, longer-lasting teachers
More practical classroom experience could make all the difference for the newest crop of teachers, especially those entering the profession as their first job.
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.
easing the shortage
June 7, 2019
‘A good start’: There could be some changes coming for Illinois teachers
Seeking to ease a dire teacher shortage, Illinois legislators did away with an entry test, enabled payment to student teachers and allowed retirees to substitute longer.
May 30, 2019
Tennessee’s rural schools overlooked amid urban focus, says equity group
Rural Tennessee faces big challenges in providing an equitable education to a third of the state’s students, says a new report.
May 22, 2019
Rural Colorado faces a teacher shortage. University of Colorado Denver has plans to help.
Across the country, states and districts are investing in “grow your own” approaches that help young people from rural communities enter the teaching profession.
May 1, 2019
With loan forgiveness and stipends, Colorado lawmakers hope to lure teachers to rural districts
Rural superintendents could soon have a more compelling pitch for job candidates who are on the fence.
March 21, 2019
Illinois State Board, new superintendent seek $5.6 million more for training teachers, streamlining testing
The Illinois State Board of Education has approved adding $5.6 million more to the state education budget — money that the new superintendent…
February 15, 2019
Report: Tennessee’s teacher prep programs are doing a better job, but graduating fewer educators
The state's 40 teacher prep programs maintain or improve their scores on a new report card.
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January 4, 2019
Here’s a look at the first education bills to hit the floor in Colorado
Democrats are bringing back ideas that Republicans rejected last year.
November 27, 2018
‘Indiana’s war on teachers is winning’: Here’s what superintendents say is causing teacher shortages
In an Indiana State University survey, 91 percent of districts who responded reported experiencing a teacher shortage.
November 7, 2018
School funding, pensions, pre-K: Here are 8 education issues J.B. Pritzker will face as governor
Steinmetz High School in northwest Chicago, where Emily Jade Aguilar graduated last year, had just four school counselors. In a school of more…
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November 2, 2018
At one Chicago high school, big plans amid a bilingual teacher shortage
For the principal of Back of the Yards, recruiting native Spanish speaking educators is an essential ingredient in plans to build a dual language program.
October 22, 2018
Want ideas for easing Illinois’ teacher shortage? Ask a teacher.
Raising pay ranks high on the list of ideas for how to fill vacancies in the classroom. But teachers gave mixed responses to Illinois State Board of Education proposals on speeding up credentialing.
October 16, 2018
In Colorado’s high-poverty schools, many teachers are just starting their careers
The percentage of Colorado’s teachers in their first or second year in the classroom is among the highest in the nation. That has consequences for students and teachers.
September 20, 2018
Have you thought about teaching? Colorado teachers union sells the profession in new videos
The Colorado Education Association has made a series of ads with the theme, "Change a life. Change the world."
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