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Mentoring, Induction, and Retention

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Policy Update

State Mentoring Policies Key to Supporting Novice Teachers

This policy update draws on research, state examples, and the author’s own experience to suggest ways states can better support novice teachers while combating high turnover. 

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State Innovations

Preparing Diverse, Effective Teachers through Residencies and Induction

Many states are expanding teacher residency and induction programs. 

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The Standard - Article

Teacher Recruitment and Retention in Rural Colorado

Rural districts band together, with help from partners and grants, to attract and keep teaching staff.

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The Standard - Article

Why School Climate Matters for Teachers and Students

Teachers in strong climates get better faster, stay longer, and propel their students to greater heights.

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Policy Update

Investing in Early Childhood Workforce Recovery

Analysis details how states are using COVID relief funds to help the early childhood workforce recover from the pandemic.

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The Standard - Article

Understanding Special Education Teacher Shortages

State policies meaningfully affect recruitment and retention.

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NASBE in the News

Which Teacher Recruitment, Retention Strategies Pay Off Amid COVID-19?

K-12 Dive covers the recent NASBE webinar “Filling the Educator Pipeline.”   In a webinar hosted Wednesday by the National Association of State Boards of Education, HR and talent professionals from state and local education agencies said strategies such as increasing pathways to certification, supporting principals and building leaders around talent management, and providing internal […]

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Filling the Educator Pipeline

Educator shortages and the lack of diversity in the teacher workforce are growing concerns for state leaders across the United States. Earlier this spring, NASBE published an analysis highlighting state efforts in Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and North Carolina to increase educator diversity. Join NASBE on Wednesday, August 25, as we discuss “filling the educator pipeline” […]

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The Standard - Article

Teacher Recruitment and Retention in Rural Colorado

Rural districts band together, with help from partners and grants, to attract and keep teaching staff.

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The Standard - Article

Why School Climate Matters for Teachers and Students

Teachers in strong climates get better faster, stay longer, and propel their students to greater heights.

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Press Release

States Move to Support Teachers through Employee Wellness Programs

By creating opportunities and infrastructure for employee wellness programs, state boards of education and other policymakers can foster the physical and emotional well-being of teachers and school leaders.

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Policy Update

Supporting Educators through Employee Wellness Initiatives

By creating opportunities and infrastructure for employee wellness programs, state boards of education and other policymakers can foster the physical and emotional well-being of teachers and school leaders. 

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State Innovations

Preparing Diverse, Effective Teachers through Residencies and Induction

Many states are expanding teacher residency and induction programs. 

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