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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 support like hosting virtual career fairs helped build interest and diversity in the teacher pipeline.
  • During COVID-19 closures, when many worried about teacher attrition and burnout, Connecticut saw an “increase — a record breaking interest — and engagement from future potential teachers,” according to Shuana Tucker, chief talent officer for the state’s Department of Education.
  • Being intentional around data collection and usage can also help leaders track progress in recruiting and retaining teachers, especially teachers of color. “You can’t expect what you don’t inspect,” said Aimee Green-Webb, chief of human resources for Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky. “Seeing that data and monitoring it on a regular basis is very important.”

 

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