Indianapolis Business Journal, August 12, 2022 by Claire Fiddian-Green Indiana, like the rest of the nation, is grappling with a shortage of teachers. Although shortages are more acute today due to the impact of COVID-19 on labor markets, this challenge has existed for decades. Addressing teacher shortages for the long term will require us to rethink […]
Education Week, July 20, 2022, by Irene Chen and Stephanie Banchero The last few years have taken a toll on our teachers. The COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing cultural divisions, and the Uvalde, Texas, massacre all weigh heavily. Morale is at an all-time low. Now is the time to rethink the teaching profession. Perhaps unsurprisingly, some districts […]
EdNC, March 16, 2022, by Mebane Rash. “Students in high-poverty schools are about half as likely to have access to highly effective teachers, compared to students in low-poverty schools,” said Johanna Anderson, executive director of The Belk Foundation, at a recent convening of their board of directors and education stakeholders. This is not a new data […]
By Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan Hassel; first published in Education Next. A charismatic charter network leader reminded us recently of his high-poverty schools’ laudable learning results. His secret sauce? Wooing the best teachers and principals away from surrounding districts. We call this a “Talent Hog” strategy, and its prevalence explains, in part, why reforms […]
IndyStar, January 29, 2019, by Arike Herron
$658.1 million. That’s how much the study from two reform-minded education organizations found it would take to raise the average pay for Indiana teachers to compete with neighboring states. The study attempts to quantify the size of the problem in Indiana and make recommendations for how to fix it
Chalkbeat, January 29, 2019, by Stephanie Wang
Indiana is so far behind neighboring states in teacher compensation that it would cost an estimated $658 million to make salaries more competitive, according to a new report released Tuesday.
The Hechinger Report, November 29, 2018, by Tara García-Mathewson
Edgecombe County Public Schools in rural North Carolina has long had trouble filling all of its open teaching positions. Historically, there just hasn’t been enough interest among qualified candidates. But that’s changing.
Leaders from four organizations describe clear, actionable ideas for states who are ready to think big and use ESSA Title II-A funds strategically.
New America, April 11, 2017, by Melissa Tooley
A recent New America brief, Painting the ESSA Canvas: Four Ideas for States to Think Big on Educator Quality, includes interviews with individuals that offer thoughtful, high-potential approaches to the preparation, recruitment, evaluation, development, and retention of effective educators. The interview below is with Bryan C. Hassel, the co-director of Public Impact, and Stephanie Dean, the vice president of teaching and learning policy at Public Impact.
This four-step guide walks districts through the key recruiting steps to encourage great candidates to apply for Opportunity Culture roles.
Report details how to create paid, full-time, yearlong residencies for aspiring teachers and principals, within existing budgets.
Brief explains four opportunities to go beyond the requirements of ESSA to achieve a culture of excellence.