This edition of our newsletter includes the following features stories, and more: Resetting Teaching: Mitigating the Great Resignation Making sense of the conflicting reports about teacher shortages and resignations may take many more months, but CNET took a solid look in The Great Resignation Hasn’t Hit School Teachers Yet. Here’s Why It Still Might. It highlights […]
CNET, February 14, 2022 by Antonio Ruiz Camacho. The pandemic may be the last straw for a profession mired in stagnant pay, compounding demands and endemic burnout. The situation has some asking if the field of teaching needs a reset. It took just a simple question for Andria Nelson to grasp how different the world […]
ASU News, February 8, 2022. Virtual conference convenes education leaders from around the world to consider a redesign of the classroom. America does not have a shortage of licensed teachers. It does, however, have a shortage of people who want to teach. High pressure. Low pay. Little encouragement. More responsibilities heaped on each year. These […]
EdNC, March 4, 2019, by Analisa Sorrells
After recruiting, training, and inducting a teacher, what does it take to keep them in the classroom? Answering that question was the focus of the Governor’s Commission on Access to Sound Basic Education during its meeting last week.
How much does Indiana need to catch up to surrounding states on teacher pay? The short answer? $658.1 million—that’s the cost of bringing Indiana teacher pay to the regional median. In a thorough look at the teacher crisis in Indiana written by Public Impact’s Stephanie Dean, Stand for Children Indiana and Teach Plus make the […]
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.
EdWeek, October 16, 2018, by Madeline Will
Principal Mary Beck knew that in order to transform her Chicago high school’s staff culture, she had to go the distance—13.1 miles, to be exact. Beck, who is the principal of Nicholas Senn High School on the North Side of Chicago, ran a half-marathon last year both to raise money for her teachers and to encourage them to prioritize their own wellness.
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.
Brief explains four opportunities to go beyond the requirements of ESSA to achieve a culture of excellence.