September 21, 2021

Which teacher recruitment, retention strategies pay off amid COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on the teacher workforce and increased turnover in some states, with some concerns centering on school or district health and safety protocols, burnout as a result of hybrid teaching, and the stress of additional responsibilities like guiding students through difficult emotions and connecting them with services.

HR and talent professionals from state and local education agencies said strategies such as increasing pathways to certification, supporting principals and building leaders around talent management, and providing internal support like hosting virtual career fairs helped build interest and diversity in the teacher pipeline.

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