teacher shortage
Public Education
As enrollment declines, Michigan has more public school teachers than past 10 years

(The Center Square) – A report on Michigan’s teacher shortage found that despite high numbers of teachers leaving their jobs, the state has more total teachers employed at public schools than… Read More

January 25, 2024
Public Education
Teacher shortage? For decades, public schools have enjoyed hiring sprees

(The Daily Signal) – Pop quiz time. “Teacher shortages have gotten worse.” True or false? False. And yet, that sentence was part of a recent Washington Post headline. And it’s… Read More

December 5, 2023
Public Education
‘Funding cuts and teacher shortage myths.’ Data analysis reframes PA education issues

(The Center Square) – As Pennsylvania’s legislators prepare to return to Harrisburg to sort out the state’s education system and budget, a new report challenges what they call “funding cuts… Read More

August 29, 2023
Public Education
Colorado pupil-to-teacher ratio remains steady during educator shortage

(The Center Square) – Teacher shortage claims in Colorado’s public schools were made as far back as 2015. But the pupil-to-teacher ratio in 2022-23 was among the lowest in 10… Read More

July 28, 2023
Public Education
‘It’s a human rights violation’: Arizona paraprofessional fired for blowing the whistle on public school’s neglect of special needs students

When an Arizona public school put an unqualified education paraprofessional in charge of a special education classroom, he blew the whistle in a video. Then the school allegedly fired… Read More

April 18, 2023
School Choice group and Concordia University launch new teacher pipeline

(The Center Square) – There is a new push to get more teachers certified for some Wisconsin classrooms, including certifications for just a $9,000 price tag. School Choice Wisconsin and… Read More

April 18, 2023
Christian Schools, Courts
Lawsuit filed against Arizona public school for discrimination against Christian university student-teachers

An Arizona school board’s decision to end its student-teacher partnership with Arizona Christian University is a case of “unconstitutional discrimination,” a new lawsuit claims. The Alliance Defending Freedom… Read More

March 14, 2023
Public Education
Texas schools have more teachers than ever, but reports of shortages continue

(The Center Square) – The number of public-school teachers in the state of Texas has increased for 10 consecutive years from 2011-12 to 2021-22. Yet the media has reported a… Read More

March 3, 2023
Culture, Public Education
School 4 days a week: Is a schoolchild’s dream a parent’s thorny nightmare?

Some Nebraska schools are moving to a four-day school week, following the lead of at least six other school districts in the state. Amid a challenging hiring and… Read More

February 23, 2023
Public Education
Michigan bill aims to ease substitute teaching requirements

(The Center Square) – A bill introduced in Lansing aims to make it easier for Michigan schools to hire substitute teachers. Rep. Brad Paquette, R-Niles, introduced House Bill 4038, which… Read More

February 7, 2023
Public Education
South Dakota teachers leaving profession in ‘exasperation,’ says DOE Secretary

(The Center Square) – South Dakota is experiencing a teacher shortage as some leave the profession, Department of Education Secretary Joe Graves told the Joint Appropriations Committee on Wednesday. “We’ve… Read More

January 26, 2023
Public Education
Could Missouri implement merit-based teacher pay?

The Missouri legislature is considering merit-based pay to increase teacher salaries and improve the quality of teaching in the classroom. “If we just keep raising the floor for… Read More

January 20, 2023
Public Education
Interstate compact could bring out-of-state teachers to fill Kansas vacancies, state board hesitates

(The Sentinel) – An interstate compact that would recognize teacher licenses from other states and alleviate the classroom instructor shortage is stalled in the Kansas State Board of Education. Read More

January 19, 2023
Public Education
Michigan taxpayers on the hook after governor signs $575M bill aimed at teacher shortage

(The Center Square) – Michigan taxpayers are on the hook for another $575 million after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced new programs on Tuesday aimed at boosting the number of teachers… Read More

December 14, 2022
Public Education
Even this local teachers’ union is criticizing lax grading, ‘restorative justice’ and student behavior

(The Center Square) – A Nevada teacher’s union criticized the Clark County School District’s lax grading system, “restorative justice” policies, and excessive teacher workload during a school board meeting Thursday. Read More

December 12, 2022
Public Education
North Carolina education board will consider new teacher pay and licensure plan

(The Center Square) – The North Carolina State Board of Education will consider a new plan to revamp teacher licensure and pay next month after its Professional Educator Preparation and… Read More

November 15, 2022
Public Education
Parents group blames Colorado school district leadership for 25% staff turnover

A Colorado school district has been losing its teachers at an alarming rate due to the toxic culture created by its leadership, a local parents group says. Stand… Read More

October 20, 2022
Public Education
WV gets nearly $2.9 million in federal money for education, job training

(The Center Square) – West Virginia received nearly $2.9 million from the federal government to support education and job training programs through two grants from the U.S. Department of Labor. Read More

October 7, 2022
Public Education
Indiana doubles grants to $10 million for teacher recruitment, retention

(The Center Square) – Indiana schools and community partners will receive more than $10 million in funding to attract and retain educators throughout the state. The Indiana Department of Education… Read More

October 6, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Oregon school board fires unvaccinated teachers amid teacher shortage

(Daily Caller) – An Oregon school board terminated the employment of three unvaccinated teachers on Tuesday amid a statewide teacher shortage. Bend-La Pine School Board in Bend, Oregon, … Read More

October 6, 2022