Teacher Recruitment

If Teachers Won’t Come To Our Communities, We’ll Have To Grow Our Own

Reading about new rural teacher recruitment initiatives is like watching a sitcom romance unfold. I want to hope for the best, but I know better. The latest display of this comes from a new initiative...

New Study Shows How Montana’s Teacher Shortages Are Unique

A new study shows that teacher shortages in Montana may be unique from those in other states. The study, conducted by the Institute of Education Sciences, reveals that Montana is indeed experiencing a teacher shortage....

How Texas Is Tackling Rural Teacher Recruitment With Six-Figure Salaries

Texas may not be the only state tackling rural teacher recruitment, but its latest pet project could have some teachers seeing six-figure salaries. The Lone Star State's Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) program provides pay...

Can “Grow-Your-Own” Programs Help End Rural Teacher Shortages?

“Why don’t people who live there, teach there?” That question, posed by this recent Hechinger Report story, is a troubling reminder of the unique, persistent challenges that rural communities face in staffing schools. Like rural America itself,...

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