Recruitment & Retention
Education news, analysis, and opinion about efforts to hire and keep school and district staff.
Staffing Our Schools
Why schools are struggling to recruit and retain staff and how education leaders can start to solve the problem.
- SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.National school staffing shortages have become increasingly difficult to address. The workforce gaps are continually shifting as the need for special services of diversifying types continues to rise. While school districts across the country are facing these issues, major inequalities exist from district to district, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution.Recruitment & Retention Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table: Chronic Teacher Shortage: Where Do We Go From Here?Join Peter DeWitt, Michael Fullan, and guests for expert insights into finding solutions for the teacher shortage.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Learn the results of Education Week's latest nationwide survey on job satisfaction, recruitment, and retention, and get insights from expert panelists on how to address these challenges.Recruitment & Retention What Districts Can Do to Prevent Teachers From Quitting Mid-YearRoutine, actionable feedback and small gestures of appreciation go a long way, superintendents sayRecruitment & Retention Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Teacher Retention?Answer 7 questions about Teacher Retention.Recruitment & Retention Want to Keep Top Teachers? Consider More Flexible Work ArrangementsThe pandemic increased employees' desire for flexibility. Acting on it can help schools hire and keep good educators.Recruitment & Retention Part-Time Teaching Gigs Help Keep Experienced Educators. But the Approach Is RareThe strategy might be one way to deal with an aging teacher force and a limited supply of new teachers.Recruitment & Retention All Teaching Shortages Are Not Equal: 4 Takeaways From New ResearchTeacher shortages aren't the same everywhere. But they're real, and they haven't subsided.Recruitment & Retention Schools Don't Embrace Flexible Work: Ideas From 3 Superintendents on How to Do ItSchools' traditional schedules and practices can be adapted to support some flexible work options, even for teachers.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.We provide information about the Elevate school experience, the Elevate team, classroom success, and key benefits of using Elevate k-12.Recruitment & Retention Foreign Language Teachers Are in Short Supply. How to Find, Attract, and Retain ThemStart with competitive pay and respect for their unique skills, an expert says.Recruitment & Retention Letter to the Editor Schools Are Choosing Money Over Experience. Educators Are Fed UpA special education instructional aide shares her frustration with the lack of appreciation for and low pay of her position.Recruitment & Retention Video One District’s Transformative Solution to Its Staffing ShortageA suburban Virginia school district overhauled its hiring process, enabling it to address a bus driver and teacher shortfall simultaneously.Recruitment & Retention Opinion How My District Overcame Our Dire Bus Driver ShortageNow, the district is applying the lessons to support staff in classrooms and cafeterias, writes Superintendent Mervin B. DaughertyRecruitment & Retention Why You Should Survey Your School StaffAnd what you should do after the results are in.