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When a teacher in New Castle County, Delaware, had to get reading materials to her English learners during the lockdown in 2020, she used a brand new funding tool to turn her car into a bookmobile.
While many districts are giving teachers raises to combat staff shortages, more administrators are now having to make difficult decisions, including laying off teachers and shutting down buildings.
The confluence of funding surpluses and economic turbulence is freeing some district leaders to raise teachers’ salaries while others impose layoffs.
The rising cost of living during the pandemic is “undoing all the gains” for teacher salaries over the previous two years, says a recent analysis
Nearly all principals and administrators say teachers are more stressed-out than ever. Staffing shortages and teacher morale rank as higher concerns than even learning loss.
Starting teacher salaries have sunk to their lowest levels since the Great Recession at the same time many district leaders are scrambling for new recruits to fill vacant classrooms.
Districts are awash in COVID relief funding but the inflation fueled by the pandemic means the power of teacher salaries has declined over the past 10 years.
Looking at campuses where teachers aren’t leaving in droves offers us strategies for circumventing a “Great Resignation” within education.
One way to address nationwide teacher shortages is to keep them from leaving the profession. Here's how.
During a time of staff shortages, some of the things teachers want can be achieved by district leaders. But they also have requests that require political activism.
A message to K-12 leaders who are worried about sharing a shrinking pool of teachers with other districts: some states and school systems are giving out historic salary increases.