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Still Time to Turn Around Teacher Shortage While Conditions Are ‘Bending But Not Yet Broken,’ Conference Panel Reports

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Strategies for teacher recruitment and retention, a growing concern among school leaders across the nation, were discussed in a Saturday session at the National Conference on Education in San Antonio. Sy Doan, associate policy researcher at RAND Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif., was accompanied by Alena Zachery-Ross, superintendent of Ypsilanti Community Schools in Michigan. The […]

[Video] Teacher Recruitment and Retention (2:32)

In this session, a Michigan superintendent offered attendees advice on providing a quality teacher workforce that improves the educational opportunities for all students. This story was produced by Silas Bryant at the 2023 AASA Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Read more.

DC School Leader on Advancing Education Equity through Anti-Racist Roadmap

Brenda (Bren) Elliott, chief of school improvement and support with the District of Columbia Public Schools, said she comes from a lineage of African American, European and Indigenous people. She admits her diversity is her strength. She told her story in a Saturday conference session, “Getting to Educational Equity.” Born incredibly poor, Elliott said she […]