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Brief
| In 2013, California implemented an ambitious school funding reform, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which allocates funding by the proportion of high-need students in the district. LCFF-induced funding increases improved students’ academic achievement, reduced grade repetition, and enhanced the likelihood of students graduating from high school and being college-ready.
Blog
White text over a darkened photo of a teacher working with students on a science project: Solving Teacher Shortages: The Future of the Teacher Workforce
Blog
| It’s estimated that more than 300,000 teaching positions in the United States were either unfilled or held by people who were not fully qualified but, as pressing as it is to get qualified teachers in classrooms immediately to address shortages, effective policy must also focus on recruiting a well-prepared and diverse pool of candidates, along with retaining effective educators.
Blog
Students sit on the floor of a classroom working together
Blog
| The Office of the California Surgeon General has launched a free, self-paced training resource designed to help educators, school personnel, and child care providers understand and respond to trauma and stress in youth.
Report
An empty classroom.
Report
| Recent teacher shortages demonstrate the need to develop a stronger education profession in the United States. Experts have identified seven key areas the federal government can focus on to build a nationwide strategy for teacher recruitment, preparation, support, and retention.
Blog
Transforming Schools blog series. "Essential Elements of Community Schools" by Emily Germain and Jeannie Oakes
Blog
| Although community schools have existed for 100-plus years, they have evolved over time to become a highly effective, research-based approach that improves education and equity.
Report
Teacher and student talking in a school hallway.
Report
| Not all school safety strategies are effective, and some can lead to unintended consequences. Existing research sheds light on the evidence base for two very different approaches to school safety and efficacy on creating safe schools.
Blog
The front of an empty classroom, with a teacher's desk and a chalkboard wiped clean
Blog
| Teacher working conditions and student access to qualified and diverse teachers vary greatly by state. Bringing together data from every state, the authors describe their findings on the state of the teacher workforce and the implications for addressing teacher shortages.
Interactive Tool Tool
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Interactive Tool Tool
| What does the data say about teacher working conditions in each state? This interactive map rates each state on how attractive and equitable the teaching workforce is compared to the national average. The tool also includes indicators of teacher supply and demand, such as teacher turnover and expected student population growth.
Tool
Empty classroom with a chalkboard and teacher's desk.
Tool
| A review of reports on the teacher workforce and state agency documents covering the 2020-21 or 2021-22 school years found that, at a minimum, there were 314,134 teaching positions either left unfilled or filled by teachers not fully certified for the subject matter they were teaching.
Report
Adults and children filling brown bags with food items.
Report
| In a comprehensive list, LPI policy experts outline how community schools can utilize a variety of federal programs with approximately $366 billion in available funding to provide services and advance whole child approaches to education.