Many school districts are finding it difficult to attract and keep great teachers. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 48 states reported teacher shortages in math for the 2017-18 school year, with similar numbers for science, foreign language, and special education. In Gallup’s recently published 2018 Survey of K-12 School District Superintendents, 61% of percent of superintendents strongly agreed that “recruiting and retaining talented teachers” would be a significant challenge for their district — a higher percentage than any other issue. Fifty percent of teachers who are currently employed are either actively or passively looking for a new job. Professional development is a significant factor for teachers who change jobs: Read More

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