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KHNL : DOE beefs up Mainland teacher recruiting efforts to tackle growing shortage. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii Department of Education is finishing the last two of five Mainland recruiting trips this week as officials scramble to deal with a growing teacher shortage. Officials anticipate having as many as 1,600 vacancies this fall. According to DOE officials, there is fierce competition for teachers nationwide due to the improving economy and Baby Boomers who are retiring.

"Teachers are in such demand everywhere. Every school district is trying to steal from the other's district," said Barbara Krieg, assistant superintendent for the Office of Human Resources. Officials acknowledge that recruiting from the Mainland isn't ideal: Teachers who come for positions are often placed in rural schools, and have to grapple with the state's high cost of living. "Hawaii has one of the highest teacher turnover rates in the nation and this is more so for people that come from the Mainland," said Corey Rosenlee, president of the Hawaii State Teachers Association.

Pennsylvania teacher shortage seen in lack of substitutes. Two-year drop on PA residents seeking teacher certificates: 62 percent (16,361 to 6,215) Two-year drop in certified PA teachers seeking additional certifications: 78 percent (6,622 to 1,435) Two-year drop in out-of-state residents seeking PA teacher certification: 57 percent (2,229 to 965) Say what you want about substitute teachers — and over the years, a lot has been said — but talk to any school principal and they’ll tell you it’s hard to run a school without them. And as the school year unfolds, it has become increasingly obvious that there are fewer subs and more hardships for those principals.

It is also becoming obvious that the substitute shortage is the leading edge of a larger and more permanent problem — there are simply fewer people willing to be teachers, according to public education officials. The problem is being recognized throughout Montgomery County, according to Jack Hurd, director of human resources for the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. Advertisement. Decline in new teachers means a possible teacher shortage in the future.

A decline in the number of new teachers statewide could eventually mean teacher shortages in Northeast Pennsylvania. In the last three years, the number of new teaching certificates issued by the state dropped by 66 percent. In state universities, the number of education majors fell by 36 percent during the last decade. The steep declines, which some attribute to increased pressure on classroom teachers and concerns about job availability and budget cuts, has experts worried. “It’s a very big problem,” said Darryl DeMarzio, Ph.D., associate professor and chairman of the education department at the University of Scranton. “We’re losing a potential generation of excellent teachers.” Declining numbers Area school districts still may have hundreds of applicants for elementary teaching jobs, but applicants for math, science and special education are much harder to find. Teacher shortages vary greatly across the U.S.

At the beginning of the school year, California still had 21,500 open positions. Inside Education | Local Businessmen on the Teacher Shortage. Pennsylvania's looming teacher shortage and current substitute teacher shortage must be addressed | Editorials. The number of Pennsylvanians who want to become teachers has fallen to alarmingly low levels, an LNP analysis shows, and a teacher shortage now looms. Lancaster County school districts already have experienced a lack of substitute teachers.

But educators say they expect to feel the full impact of a teacher shortage in about a year and a half. The number of in-state residents seeking teacher certifications has plummeted 62 percent since 2012, Pennsylvania Department of Education data show. In 2015, only 6,215 sought certification, down from 16,361 three years earlier. Teachers have summers and weekends off; teachers spend countless hours doing paperwork and spend their summers planning. And that’s just a sampling. Few professions inspire the kind of public debate that teaching does, but there’s a reason for this: Teacher salaries and benefits are paid for with taxpayer dollars, so taxpayers have a stake in that debate.

Students have come to be regarded more as data than as individuals. Inside Education | Local Businessmen on the Teacher Shortage. Lawmakers, education leaders outline plans to solve teacher shortage. Teacher shortage crisis. Teachers Say What's Wrong With Education In The U.S. 'Don't Become a Teacher': A History - Teaching Now. UserID: iCustID: IsLogged: IsSiteLicense: UserType: DisplayName: TrialsLeft: 0 Trials: Tier Preview Log: Exception pages ( /teachers/teaching_now/2015/04/dont-become-a-teacher-a-history.html ) = NO Internal request ( ) = NO Open House ( 2016-04-07 12:12:24 ) = NO Personal SL : ( EMPTY ) = NO Site Licence : ( ) = NO ACL Free A vs U ( 2100 vs 0 ) = NO Token Free (NO TOKEN FOUND) = NO Blog authoring preview = NO Search Robot ( Firefox ) = NO Purchased ( 0 ) = NO Monthly ( 7991bd22-7bf9-168d-dad5-3c47d311cdcb : 1 / 1 ) = NO 0: /edweek/edtechresearcher/2016/04/use_design_thinking_to_develop_the_7_mindsets_of_the_mentally_wealthy.html Can add to monthly ( /teachers/teaching_now/2015/04/dont-become-a-teacher-a-history.html ) = NO Access denied ( -1 ) = NO Internal request ( ) = NO Site Licence : ( ) = NO Access granted ( 5 ) = YES.

Survey: Most Teachers Aren't Very Enthusiastic About Their Profession - Teaching Now. When schools implement new initiatives, teachers want to have thoughtful professional development as support. And not having such aid can be a huge source of stress, according to a new survey of teacher working conditions. But there are a lot of other stresses teachers face, too, the survey shows. The 1.6-million member American Federation of Teachers worked with the Badass Teachers Association (a group opposed to corporate-driven education reform) to survey educators on workplace conditions; they released the results Tuesday. The groups hope to use the survey to convince the U.S. Department of Education to help lead a scientific study on working environments in schools. Teacher working conditions are a well-documented factor in teacher retention, and employee health, too. "If we don't do something about this, we will lose a generation of teachers," AFT president Randi Weingarten said on a press call Tuesday.

A lot of teachers have issues with how the media portray teaching. Is There a Teacher Shortage? That Depends How You Frame It - Teaching Now. Updated Across the country, states and districts have ramped up efforts this summer to recruit new teachers, as they work to avoid vacancies at the start of the new school year. Data around the size of the teaching profession is only current up through 2011, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, but estimates suggest that by 2018, there will be more teachers than ever before. In a new story for Education Week, I wrote about teacher shortages in spots across the nation and how districts and states are responding in some cases.

The gist is that, while there are many instances of teacher shortages nationwide, the number of teachers per student has remained relatively constant. Current estimates show that there are about 100,000 fewer public school teachers than there were in 2008, at the onset of the Great Recession. At the same time, though, a soon-to-be-record-high teaching population and teacher shortages are not mutually exclusive. Subject-Area Shortages The U.S. Don't Become a Teacher, Advises Award-Winner Nancie Atwell - Teaching Now. UserID: iCustID: IsLogged: IsSiteLicense: UserType: DisplayName: TrialsLeft: 0 Trials: Tier Preview Log: Exception pages ( /teachers/teaching_now/2015/03/award-winner-nancie-atwell-advises-against-going-into-teaching.html ) = NO Internal request ( ) = NO Open House ( 2016-04-07 12:46:23 ) = NO Personal SL : ( EMPTY ) = NO Site Licence : ( ) = NO ACL Free A vs U ( 2100 vs 0 ) = NO Token Free (NO TOKEN FOUND) = NO Blog authoring preview = NO Search Robot ( Firefox ) = NO Purchased ( 0 ) = NO Monthly ( 8639e3d3-0fe6-f2a9-64ea-ac5adffdf495 : 1 / 1 ) = NO 0: /teachers/teaching_now/2015/08/is-there-a-teacher-shortage-yes-no-maybe.html Can add to monthly ( /teachers/teaching_now/2015/03/award-winner-nancie-atwell-advises-against-going-into-teaching.html ) = NO Access denied ( -1 ) = NO Internal request ( ) = NO Site Licence : ( ) = NO Access granted ( 5 ) = YES.

Why Are All the Teachers White? Billboards recruiting Kansas teachers for jobs in Missouri school district. WICHITA, Kansas — The Independence, Missouri School District is encouraging Kansas teachers to apply for jobs across the state line. Their recruiting tool? Giant billboards in Kansas. One billboard, located on West Kellogg near Goddard, says the school district is hiring teachers for the 2015 – 2016 school year.

The billboard also indicates that employment is “on the rise.” KSN sat down with representatives of Goddard Public Schools to learn their thoughts on the billboard. “To see a a district that’s not in our state advertising for teachers in Kansas, quite honestly, [it] is very disheartening to me and it’s sad because it is a sign of where we are in our profession right now in the state of Kansas,” said Jeff Hersh, the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Student Services at Goddard Public Schools. Hersh told KSN News that the district already lost two teachers this year to the Independence School District, ISD.

Julie Wilson is the coordinator of Teacher "Shortage" Coast to Coast. Talk of teacher shortages has been popping up on a state-to-state basis, so I thought I'd engage in a rare act of actual data collection. I'm working from two basic sources here: 1) a report from USED that actually goes back to 1991, but we'll just focus on the present and 2) my research assistant, Dr. Google, with which I'll check for "OMGZ! We haz got no teechurz! " stories for each state. Let's see how we're all doing, shall we? The USED shows Alabama hurting in many instructional areas, and they've been talking about a teacher staffing crisis almost a decade ago. They've recently blamed a substitute shortage on Obamacare, because reasons. One of the least shortagey states on the USED's list.

USED says that Arizona is short everywhere in everything, and that's reflected in media reports throwing the word "crisis" around as recently as yesterday. Arkansas has had teacher recruitment problems long enough to have been growing some solutions of their own. You know what? Oh. Is There a Teacher Shortage? That Depends How You Frame It - Teaching Now. Teacher Shortage? Or Teacher Pipeline Problem? : NPR Ed. This is the canary in the coal mine. Several big states have seen alarming drops in enrollment at teacher training programs. The numbers are grim among some of the nation's largest producers of new teachers: In California, enrollment is down 53 percent over the past five years.

It's down sharply in New York and Texas as well. In North Carolina, enrollment is down nearly 20 percent in three years. "The erosion is steady. Why have the numbers fallen so far, so fast? McDiarmid points to the strengthening U.S. economy and the erosion of teaching's image as a stable career. The list of potential headaches for new teachers is long, starting with the ongoing, ideological fisticuffs over the Common Core State Standards, high-stakes testing and efforts to link test results to teacher evaluations. The job also has a PR problem, McDiarmid says, with teachers too often turned into scapegoats by politicians, policymakers, foundations and the media. "The honest answer is: We don't know.

Responding to the Teacher Shortage. California faces a dire teacher shortage. Should other states worry, too? California should consider recruiting teachers as early as high school and offer clear pathways to the classroom for aspiring educators who transfer from other careers or states to mitigate a chronic teacher shortage.

Those are two of the policy recommendations in a new report by the nonprofit California-based Learning Policy Institute, which suggested seven strategies to get more teachers into the classroom, especially in hard-to-fill positions. “When California last experienced severe teacher shortages in the late 1990s, it took a wide array of programs to begin to stabilize the teaching force,” wrote the authors of the report. “Most of these have, unfortunately, been discontinued or sharply reduced since then, leaving the state with few existing tools to use to address the current situation.”

Related: What high performing countries have to teach us about teacher training Related: The Every Student Succeeds Act includes some new ideas on how to train better teachers. The real reasons behind the U.S. teacher shortage. Kindergarten teacher Gracia Hidalgo, left, welcomes new student Valentina Tapia, 5, and her mother, Andrea Tapia, center, before the start of the first day of school Monday at T.J. Austin Elementary School in Tyler, Tex. (Andrew D. Brosig/Tyler Morning Telegraph via AP) There’s a teacher shortage across the United States — but that’s not exactly news.

The official nationwide Teacher Shortage Area list for 2015-16 year (you can see the list here or below) is not a list of job postings but a reference to where states and schools are potentially looking to hire administrators and teachers. For example, in Arizona, in 1990-1991, fewer than 10 schools and no more than 15 districts were listed as having unspecified shortages. California, in 1990-91 and 1991-92 school years, had K-12 shortages in bilingual education, life science and physical science.

But the fact that teacher shortages aren’t new doesn’t mean they aren’t important. The reasons why this is happening are important. Teacher Shortage Areas. Annual publication of the Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing designated by the Department of Education as required under the following program regulations: 34 CFR 682.210(q) enables a borrower who had no outstanding Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loan on July 1, 1987 but who had an outstanding FFEL Program loan on July 1, 1993 to qualify for deferment of loan repayment under the Federal Stafford Program anytime within the life of the borrower’s loan(s); 34 CFR 674.53(c) enables Federal Perkins Loan borrowers who are full time teachers of mathematics, science, foreign languages, bilingual education or any other field of expertise where the State educational agency determined there is a shortage of qualified teachers to qualify for cancellation of up to 100 percent of their loan; and 34 CFR 686.12(d) enables grant recipients to fulfill their teaching obligation under the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program.

Fewer High School Students Show Interest in Teaching, Study Says - Teaching Now. Fewer education majors at Pennsylvania colleges. - Page 2 - tribunedigital-mcall. February 15, 2014|By Jacqueline Palochko, Of The Morning Call It's not just larger class sizes. Teachers must also contend with more standardized testing — such as the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment and the Keystone Exams — not to mention the new state-mandated teacher evaluations. To better their chances at finding jobs, more students are working toward dual certification in certain programs such as English as a second language and special education, which can be more difficult to teach but are in higher demand. Schools also are trying to prepare students more for the alternatives. Moravian requires students who are getting their teacher certifications to also have another major, which may give them a leg up in the job market. As the teaching field narrows, many students are pursuing other majors, making education programs vulnerable to cuts.

In September, Edinboro University said it would phase out five of its programs, including music education. Fewer education majors at ECU & other state schools. Fewer education majors, and worries about where tomorrow’s teachers will come from – NC Policy Watch. Teacher Pipeline Still Drying Up. Problems with School Ratings. Restoring Science to Science Education | Issues in Science and Technology. Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator. 10 Critical Issues Facing Education.

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Outdated teaching is failing our children. Experts Challenge High Schools to Revamp Outdated School Day, Year - High School Notes. Our Education System is not so much “Broken” – as it is Totally Outdated! | Steam Not Stem. Books published by Marion Brady, and with Howard Brady on curriculum courses. What if we radically changed our high schools and turned them into something different? Unrequited Promise. Coalition of Essential Schools. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS?

Reimagining the U.S. High School: An Open Letter to Laurene Powell Jobs (Part 1) Laurene Powell Jobs donates $50 million to redesign high school. Laurene Powell Jobs XQ project: Steve Jobs' widow announces new high school reform initiative. Project XQ. Reimagining high school. School Modernization Initiative. Is the U.S. Dropout Rate Really a Crisis? 11 Facts About High School Dropout Rates | Volunteer for Social Change.