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Teacher Shortage

Where Have All the Teachers Gone?

Steven Newton | Posted 09.29.2015 | Education
Steven Newton

The toxic combination of high student debt with low-paying work could explain why so many people choose professions outside of teaching. But there's more to it than that.

What's Behind the U.S. Teacher Shortage?

Quora | Posted 08.26.2015 | Education

Teaching is not a particularly well-respected position. Many people do not want to be a part of a profession that is often looked down upon. Too many of today's politicians and corporate leaders talk about the poor quality of teachers without having any idea of what they are talking about. They've never been in a classroom.

A Memo To States: This Is How You Create A Teacher Shortage

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

It's back-to-school time in Kansas, and kids are starting to trickle back into school hallways. But when these students arrive at their classrooms, th...

This Movie Theater PSA Is Inspiring Kids To Become Teachers

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact

A public service announcement encouraging young people to become teachers has been playing in hundreds of movie theaters around the country in recogni...

Schools Nationwide Struggle With Substitute Teacher Shortage

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Carrie Swing wasn't alarmed when her fifth-grade daughter, Ivy, spent a day in a first-grade classroom at her San Francisco s...

Joy Resmovits

This School District Is Hiring By The Thousands | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

Technology specialist Sara Boucher teaches about 1,000 students in classes as large as 45 at Steven G. Schorr Elementary School in Clark County, Nevad...

We Need More Great Teachers

Matt Kramer | Posted 03.08.2015 | Education
Matt Kramer

We believe there is a tremendous amount that we can all do to ensure more individuals see this as the most critical and rewarding path they can take.

The World Is In Desperate Need Of 4 Million More Teachers

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact

In order to get every child in an elementary school classroom by the year 2015, the world would need 4 million more teachers. That's according to a...

Ending Teacher Tenure Could Cause More Problems Than It Solves

Dale Hansen | Posted 08.31.2014 | Education
Dale Hansen

While attempting to give all students access to a high quality of education is an admirable goal, Judge Treu appears to be living in an information vacuum since the data on tenure and retention of bad teachers are hardly as definitive and causational as he seems to believe it is.

The Impending Teacher Shortage

Marc F. Bernstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marc F. Bernstein

There is time to take the necessary steps to turn this shortage into a meaningful education reform that will improve the quality of and broaden the racial demographics of those individuals who enter the teaching profession.

Who Will Teach the Children?

Franklin Schargel | Posted 06.12.2011 | Education
Franklin Schargel

Why would anyone want to become a teacher? Today, teachers are leaving the field faster than schools of education can train their replacements.

Teacher Shortages: Nonprofit Offers Bonuses To Attract New Recruits

KCRG News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- A first-year teacher has a long list of financial needs -- school supplies, rent, car payments and professional clothing being j...

Raising Standards for Teachers in the Wake of a Crisis

Meredith Ely | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Meredith Ely

As we think of the potential teacher shortage, we must keep in mind not only ways to increase the number of teachers, but also who we want in classrooms.

Rural Communities Face Teacher Shortage, Look To Grow Their Own

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

BUFFALO, Mo. — Suzanne Feldman realizes she's an anomaly: a soon-to-be college graduate who wants to return to the languid rhythms of rural life...