Tag: teacher shortage

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Change the Odds by Resolving the Teacher Shortage

By New Teacher Center —  We’re in the midst of our first major teacher shortage since the 1990s, and this shortage could soon reach crisis levels in many areas of the country. According to the Learning Policy Institute’s recent study, U.S. classrooms were short approximately 60,000 teachers last year, and that could increase to over 100,000 by 2018 if we don’t do something fast. Although circumstances differ as to type of teacher or number of vacancies, […]

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Paving a Path to End the Teacher Shortage

There’s no denying it, we’re facing a national teacher shortage. Many are quick to argue that the solution is to recruit more teachers and to increase salaries to make the profession more appealing. But at New Teacher Center, we believe it’s going to take a whole lot more than dollar signs to entice newcomers to enter – and stay in – this profession.   Want to speak with someone about how we can help your […]

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Upping Teacher Pay Is Only Part of the Solution

By Anne Udall, NTC Chief Strategy Officer —  Emily Deruy, senior associate editor for The Atlantic, recently interviewed some former teachers about why they quit. The number one answer she heard: a lack of support. Her article, Just Paying Teachers More Won’t Stop Them From Quitting, dives deep into the issue of teacher retention in response to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute that says, “providing adequate wages and benefits is a crucial tool […]

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