Recruitment & Retention
Across various states in the USA, a growing concern is the handling of school discipline, which has seen notable changes in recent times. One noteworthy incident involved a ninth-grade student in Kentucky who, after being suspended for making violent threats against fellow students, returned to school as soon as the suspension period ended. This situation …
Fidgeting used to be a problem teachers tried to solve. These days, we recognize that students don’t need to be completely still in order to learn, and constructive fid…
Responding to what you read is an important literacy skill. Reading about other people’s experiences and perspectives helps kids learn about the world. And although stu…
Award-winning teachers and other experts suggest ways to build and maintain this cherished professional freedom.
At this Texas middle school, staff have turned down job offers that would boost their salary or significantly cut their commute time.
State teacher-recruitment programs need to be more explicit about aiming for diversity, a report finds.
Schools have struggled to fill key support staff jobs since reopening from pandemic shutdowns. This high school recruited its students.
Recruitment efforts are often all sound and fury, with no change, writes an academic director.
Districts must better support BIPOC educators, writes an assistant teaching professor of justice.
Job interviews that highlight schools' strengths, looking at teacher applicants' assets, and giving new hires layers of support all matter.
Three experts share the benefits and drawbacks of the strategies they've tried out.
Mentoring and building personal relationships can be powerful tools for recruiting and retaining educators of color and bilingual teachers.
"Stay" interviews and exit interviews can be just as valuable as pre-employment interviews.
School district recruiters are experimenting with services like Indeed and LinkedIn, but they report variable success so far.
Here’s what opinion contributors say works—and what doesn’t—when recruiting and retaining staff.
If signed into law, advocates say, the proposed stipend could boost the pipeline into the field.
We flipped the script and polled teachers about what they'd ask recruiters in a job interview. Their responses are revealing.