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| Teaching performance assessments (TPAs) are used by many states to assess candidates’ classroom readiness—a critical mission for preparation programs and the state agencies that approve programs and set licensure standards. Understanding the relationship between preparation experiences and TPA success can inform programmatic and policy decisions.
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| Teacher residencies offer an approach to address teacher shortages while improving teacher preparation. Through robust financial and educational support, residencies attract diverse candidates who stay in teaching. Five effective California programs yield policy recommendations, including strategies for designing and funding sustainable, affordable programs that support candidates.
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Stressed teacher sitting at a desk in a classroom.
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| With low salaries and high levels of student loan debt, many teachers are feeling the pinch of financial strain and job-related stress, making it more difficult to diversify, prepare, and retain teachers, and potentially exacerbating nationwide teacher shortages.
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| Today’s K–12 school leaders must have the skills to shift institutions toward deeper learning models built on collaboration, critical thinking, and project-based learning. Highlighting exemplary educational leadership preparation programs, this book describes how programs can prepare principals to guide their schools, teachers, and students toward deeper learning and equity.
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| Strong school leadership is critical for shaping engaging learning environments, supporting teachers, and influencing student outcomes. This book examines examples of high-quality leadership programs, the extent to which principals have access to them, and the policies that drive program development and accessibility.
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Principal giving a student a high five in front of a parked bus.
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| High-quality learning opportunities for principals can improve their effectiveness, teacher retention, and student achievement—and state and district policies can influence principals’ access to these opportunities. Key policy levers include standards for leadership practices, preparation programs, and licensure as well as investments in induction programs, leadership pipeline programs, and professional development.
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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
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| 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.
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Group of teachers having a discussion in a school.
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| In Texas, a large majority of new teachers are now hired before they complete preparation. Researchers have taken a deep dive into the state of the Texas teacher workforce to understand the conditions that have led to shortages and to surface the solutions and policies that can help.
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Group of teachers having a discussion in a school.
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| Texas' longstanding teacher shortages have been driven by high attrition rates and exacerbated by COVID-19. Research points to the policy interventions that can help support the work already underway in Texas to address these shortages and stabilize the teacher workforce.
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White text over a darkened photo of a teacher wearing a mask helping a student: "Solving Teacher Shortages: New Year Policy Actions"
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| As we ring in 2023, educators are leaving the teaching profession in record numbers. Federal policymakers should take action with a focused and purposeful set of policies to strengthen the educator workforce.