Still Hiring: Teacher Vacancies up as Year Begins, Limiting Recovery Plans

| Chalkbeat | Matt Barnum

Others say they’re seeing rising turnover drive the problem.

“In a number of places,” said Joe Hettler of the consulting firm TNTP, which works with school districts, “teacher pay in combination with COVID has caused teachers to simply not come back.”

Data on teacher turnover is still limited, making it unclear for now where the balance lies. In either case, the shortages could ultimately derail schools’ ambitious plans to address gaps in student learning and growing mental health challenges.

Read the full article in Chalkbeat.

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, stands in front of her students while introducing them to the captivating world of science

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, introduces her students to the captivating world of science.

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