What's the Cost of Teacher Turnover?

High teacher turnover—or churn—undermines student achievement and consumes valuable staff time and resources. It also contributes to teacher shortages throughout the country, as roughly 6 of 10 new teachers hired each year are replacing colleagues who left the classroom before retirement. Research shows that urban districts can, on average, spend more than $20,000 on each new hire, including school and district expenses related to separation, recruitment, hiring, and training. These investments don’t pay their full dividend when teachers leave within 1 or 2 years after being hired. Turnover rates vary by school and district, with those in rural and urban settings or that serve high percentages of student in poverty experiencing the highest rates. Use this tool to estimate the cost of teacher turnover in your school or district and to inform a local conversation about how to attract, support, and retain a high-quality teacher workforce. High-leverage strategies are highlighted below.


The Latest News From Around the Country

Education advocates discuss teacher shortage, WTEN-TV (NY), February 21, 2020

Teacher shortage challenging school districts to fill the gaps, Manastee News Advocate (MI), February 21, 2020

Meixner presents on teacher shortage, The McDonough County Voice (IL), February 21, 2020

Low-Quality Housing Exacerbates Teacher Shortage, Rio Grande Sun (NM), February 21, 2020

School Board members ask division to give workers 4% raises in budget proposal, The Virginia Gazette, February 21, 2020

New CCSD software making it harder to hire teachers, principals say, Las Vegas Review-Journal (NV), February 21, 2020

The State of Colleton: Officials share highlights of last year, Walterboro Live (SC), February 21, 2020

Making Oklahoma more welcoming to teachers, KTEN-TV, February 21, 2020

State board denies Hamburg request for high school, The Daily Nonpareil (IA), February 21, 2020

Black Students in the Mississippi Delta Still Face Education Inequality, Truthout/Hechinger Report, February 20, 2020

House-approved teacher benefits package could face challenge in Senate, WTVM-TV (AL), February 20, 2020

Bloomington-Normal educators praise Pritzker’s support for education in budget talk, The Pantograph (IL), February 20, 2020

Opinion: Next generation of teachers is MIA, Santa Fe New Mexican, February 20, 2020

Exit surveys assess Tulsa Public Schools, KTUL-TV (OK), February 20, 2020

Ball to focus on teacher recruitment, News-Graphic (KY), February 20, 2020

Troops to Teachers program helping veterans, Colorado’s teacher shortage, KOAA-TV, February 20, 2020

Program paves pathway for future Rockford teachers, WTVO-TV (IL), February 19, 2020

Soaring health costs impacting Kyrene employees, Ahwatukee Foothills News (AZ), February 19, 2020

Public education is a top issue for AZ voters, according to new Morrison Institute poll, KNXV-TV, February 19, 2020

School advocacy group: N.C. must meet Leandro requirement of “sound, basic education”, NC Policy Watch, February 19, 2020

Reform By Any Other Name, Jackson Free Press (MI), February 19, 2020

Q&A: Utah gov. candidate Wright visits Cache Valley, talks issues, The Herald Journal, February 19, 2020

Why Williamson County Schools is struggling to find more diverse teachers, The Tenneseean, February 19, 2020

Toledo Public Schools among districts experiencing teacher shortage, WTOL-TV (OH), February 19, 2020

Para awarded grant to help further education, Cassville Democrat (MO), February 19, 2020

Golden Apple teaching award finalist impacts Willard Elementary School students, The Daily Northwestern (IL), February 19, 2020

School For Students With Visual Impairments Calls Attention To Chronic Teacher Shortage, WESA-FM (PA), February 19, 2020

Pritzker budget would hike spending, amount hinges on voters, KMOV-TV (IL), February 19, 2020

Program prepares teens to teach while they’re students, Albuquerque Journal (NM), February 19, 2020

Expediting curriculum mapping in an under-resourced district, eSchool News (PA), February 19, 2020

Reporter Update: Western Pa. School For Blind Getting Hit By Teacher Shortage, KDKA-TV, February 18, 2020

Colorado’s housing crisis has gotten so bad that small towns are now building people homes, Colorado Sun, February 18, 2020

Knoxville voters will weigh in on turf, tuition, The Register Mail (TN), February 18, 2020

Heidi Matthews, Two-Term President of Utah Education Association, Salt Lake Magazine, February 18, 2020

Alabama House okays proposed teacher retirement change, Associated Press, February 18, 2020

Beshear Calls For “New Tone In Frankfort”, WKYU-FM (KY), February 18, 2020

Nashville’s Growing Pains: Teacher shortage severe in Metro Nashville schools, WSMV-TV (TN), February 18, 2020

Gov. Newsom’s big bets: community schools, competitive grants and new teacher incentives, EdSource (CA), February 18, 2020

‘It’s the culture.’ Teachers’ daily battle with behavior and disrespect, WHAS-TV (KY), February 17, 2020

Chicago school administrator interviews for superintendent in Kalamazoo, MLive.com (MI), February 17, 2020

Utah lawmakers propose $1,000 bonus for teachers, tax credits for classroom supplies, KSL-TV, February 17, 2020

Scholarship works to train more NC teachers, WCTI-TV, February 17, 2020

Statehouse roundup, 2.17.20: lawmakers vote to take bite out of grocery tax, Idaho Ed News, February 17, 2020

‘Tradition says education isn’t important.’ Why don’t we have enough teachers?, WHAS-TV (KY), February 17, 2020

Florida education news: A superintendent’s contract, teacher shortages and school security two years after Parkland, Tampa Bay Times, February 17, 2020

Arizona teachers return to Capitol to kick off Invest In Ed education tax effort, AZ Central, February 17, 2020

Michigan suffering teacher shortage, WILX-TV, February 17, 2020

Your View: How we can fix Pennsylvania’s teacher shortage, The Morning Call, February 17, 2020

Northam touts teaching program for HBCUs; Virginia fares well in AP results, Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 16, 2020

Special Education teachers burning out after mass amounts of work, OzarksFirst.com (MO), February 16, 2020

SC senator trying to stop education bill becomes teachers’ hero while angering colleagues, Post and Courier, February 16, 2020

General Assembly money committees release budget proposals, WDBJ-TV (VA), February 16, 2020

Teachers Rally in Orlando for Higher Pay, More Funding for Public Schools, WMFE-FM (FL), February 15, 2020

Educator organization opposes changes to Georgia’s Teacher Retirement System, Northwest Georgia News, February 15, 2020

Kirwan a cure-all? Maybe not, local educators say, Harold-Mail (MD), February 15, 2020

Teacher Union-Backed Poll: Teachers Underpaid, Alton Daily News (IL), February 14, 2020

Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus Presents 2020 Agenda, Y’all Politics (MS), February 14, 2020

Teacher inequality? Some teachers aren’t certified in subjects they teach. It’s worse in underprivileged schools., WVEC (VA), February 14, 2020

Teacher Union-Backed Poll: Teachers Underpaid, Alton Daily News (IL), February 14, 2020

Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus Presents 2020 Agenda, Y’all Politics (MS), February 14, 2020

Teacher inequality? Some teachers aren’t certified in subjects they teach. It’s worse in underprivileged schools., WVEC (VA), February 14, 2020

HGTC, FMU agreement hopes to help teacher shortage, MyHorryNews.com (SC), February 13, 2020

Luring Scientists Back To High School Lab Could Be Key To Filling Teacher Shortage, St. Louis Public Radio (MO), February 13, 2020

Student success is about teachers, not the state’s English policy, Arizona Capital Times, February 13, 2020

Utah lawmakers propose $1,000 bonus for teachers, tax credits for classroom supplies, Deseret News, February 13, 2020

Could mental health support be the key to keeping more Colorado preschool teachers in the field?, Colorado Sun, February 13, 2020

Inexperienced teachers often sent to low-income schools, Sacramento Bee (CA), February 13, 2020

Coffeen School Transitions to Pre-K, The Journal-News (IL), February 13, 2020

Beshear talks budget and West Kentucky priorities in one on one interview, WPSD-TV, February 13, 2020

Excessive education spending will hurt Maryland, Frederick News Post, February 13, 2020

NIACC regional centers poised to provide more job training, Globe Gazette (IA), February 13, 2020

Substitute teacher shortage a major talking point at the Wellsboro Area School District Board of Education meeting, Wellsboro Gazette (PA), February 13, 2020

How funds for Gov. Newsom’s ambitious proposals for teacher recruitment and preparation will be spent, Ed Source (CA), February 12, 2020

Healthcare, criminal justice reform and voting rights are legislative priorities for MS Black Caucus, WJTV-TV, February 12, 2020

New substitute guidelines would pay teachers who cover a colleague’s class, The Daily Progress (VA), February 12, 2020

Guest opinion: World-class teachers need better compensation, Deseret News (UT), February 12, 2020

Bailey Supports Bill Removing Teacher Performance Assessment to Decrease Teacher Shortage, Effingham Broadcasting (IL), February 12, 2020

Teacher job fair not just for certified teachers, King’s Tree News (SC), February 12, 2020

“Accelerators” aims to help address statewide teacher shortage, WGIL-FM (IL), February 12, 2020

Teachers are walking away from their careers in Alabama because of unruly students, WPMI-TV, February 12, 2020

Superintendent concerned about state support, Rapid City Journal (SD), February 12, 2020

Survey finds pessimism toward Illinois public schools, The Times, February 12, 2020

Two Local Educators Up for Excellence in Teaching & Leadership Award, WVIK-FM (IL), February 12, 2020

Education committee approves bill to create loan forgiveness program for STEM teachers, Messenger-Inquirer (KY), February 12, 2020

Colleges sign agreement to help recruit teachers in South Carolina, WPDE-TV, February 12, 2020

Education, tourism top of mind at Bryan County ‘State of the Community’ forum, WTOC-TV (GA), February 12, 2020

House candidate Venus promises transparency, communication, Enid News & Eagle (OK), February 12, 2020

State Senate Panel Passes Bill to Help Out-of-State Teachers Get Started in Oklahoma, Public Radio Tulsa, February 11, 2020

Why Hawaii Isn’t Competitive In Recruiting Teachers, Honolulu Civil Beat, February 11, 2020

Dunleavy administration continues legal battle against Alaska Legislature but releases $30 million for public schools, Anchorage Daily news, February 11, 2020

Lawmaker proposed bonus for eligible teachers, KTUL-TV (OK), February 11, 2020

Spencer Cox makes stop at USU on the campaign trail, The Utah Statesman, February 11, 2020

DCS to hold teacher career fair in March, DeSoto Times-Tribune (MS), February 11, 2020

Why Golden Apple is offering 50 students a full ride to earn a teaching certificate, Daily Herald (IL), February 11, 2020

College costs, teacher shortage still top concerns in poll of California voters, Ed Source (CA), February 11, 2020

Bill addressing teacher shortage advances, The Journal Record (OK), February 11, 2020

Why Don’t Struggling K-12 Districts Just Dissolve?, Education Week, February 11, 2020

AC & Texas Tech University and AISD work together to address teacher shortage, KVII-TV, February 11, 2020

Aspiring teacher housing proposal aims to attract and retain RPS 205 teachers, WREX-TV (IL), February 11, 2020

Two historically black universities in Virginia to get $3.5M for STEM, EdScoop, February 11, 2020

Oklahoma Christian University launches alternative placement program, KOCO-TV, February 11, 2020

Legislators, superintendents, students talk top issues in Michigan Schools, School News Network, February 11, 2020

PED official: Solution to teacher shortage sitting in classroom, New Mexico in Depth, February 10, 2020

A potential new answer to Virginia’s teacher shortage problem: UTeach, WVEC-TV, February 10, 2020

Haworth unveils five-year strategic plan, Tribune-Star (IN), February 10, 2020

Educators Serving in The Legislature, Los Alamos Daily Post (NM), February 10, 2020

Shane Phipps column: Governor sending bad message to public school teachers, The Herald Bulletin (IN), February 10, 2020

Upstate apprentice program building pipeline of much-needed SC teachers, GoUpstate.com, February 10, 2020

Despite deals on teacher stipends and school start dates, SC education debate moves slowly, Palmetto Times, February 9, 2020

Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education was supposed to change everything for Southern black children, The Clarion Ledger/Hechinger Report (MS), February 9, 2020

Superintendent Shuffle: Top admin posts in flux across northern Michigan, Traverse City Record-Eagle, February 9, 2020

Opinion: New Mexico children deserve better, Santa Fe New Mexican, February 8, 2020

Is the future of teaching homegrown? Colorado lawmakers hope so., Colorado Sun, February 8, 2020

Opinion: Teaching is work of the heart, Brainerd Dispatch (MN), February 8, 2020

Officials look to increase diversity of teachers, PennLive (PA), February 8, 2020

Opinion: Educators shouldn’t be an ATM for politicians, Crain’s Detroit Business, February 7, 2020

New Mexico teacher shortage deeper, more complex than vacancies suggest, Las Cruces Sun News, February 7, 2020

Educators make Teachers of Color a Priority, Jacksonville Free Press, February 7, 2020

Bill aims to improve teachers’ pay, West Hawaii Today, February 7, 2020

Panel OKs educational retirement changes, Albuquerque Journal (NM), February 7, 2020

Students, parents: there’s no teacher teaching AP physics, Montclair Local (NJ), February 7, 2020

Wendover schools to move to 4-day weeks next fall, Deseret News (UT), February 6, 2020

Orange County Schools once again put teacher raises at the top of budget priority list, The Daily Progress (VA), February 6, 2020

JCPS, U of L launch residency program to get more teachers in local classrooms, WDRB-TV (KY), February 6, 2020

Arizona’s Teacher Shortage Means Schools Must Get Creative, KJZZ-FM, February 6, 2020

Everything you need to know about the Invest in Education income-tax proposal, AZ Central, February 6, 2020

Five candidates seek a spot on the Green Bay School Board in primary election, Green Bay Press Gazette (WI), February 6, 2020

Hawaii Senate bill aims to bolster teachers’ pay, Hawaii Tribune-Herald, February 6, 2020

$7 million APS teacher salary boosts seen as a way to stem turnover, Sentinel Colorado, February 6, 2020

Teacher shortage deeper, more complex than vacancies suggest, New Mexico In Depth, February 6, 2020

Why educators are declining the chance to ‘teach on the beach’, Pacific Business News, February 6, 2020

Board works toward teacher attraction, retention, Savannah Morning News (GA), February 6, 2020

Indiana lawmakers consider dropping student test scores from teacher evaluations, Education Dive, February 6, 2020

New Mexico pueblo’s housing for teachers poses hazards, Associated Press, February 6, 2020

Study: Cost of Living, Pay Key Factors in Teacher Vacancies, Maui Now, February 5, 2020

‘Educators Rising’ program makes progress, WSIL-TV (IL), February 5, 2020

Mississippi Senate approves teacher pay raise, bill moves to House, Daily Journal, February 5, 2020

Anne Arundel Board of Education reviews school system retention and recruitment, Capital Gazette, February 5, 2020

West Virginia schools superintendent Paine retiring, WTAP-TV, February 5, 2020

Teacher shortage due next year, The Monroe News (MI), February 5, 2020

MSU-Meridian to host meeting for those interested in education degrees on Feb. 13, The Meridian Star (MS), February 5, 2020

Proposed schools budget would target teacher salaries, Chesterfield Observer (VA), February 5, 2020

Teachers reject longer school year, Santa Fe Reporter (NM), February 5, 2020

Area schools keep an eye on Boise, Idaho Mountain Express, February 5, 2020

Educators Call for Action to Reduce PA Teacher Shortage, BCTV.org, February 5, 2020

Stitt’s “change” theme continues in 2020, The Oklahoman, February 5, 2020

Measure G: What are the stakes?, Davis Enterprise (CA), February 5, 2020

Combating Colorado’s teacher shortage, KKCO-TV, February 4, 2020

Editorial: New numbers suggest stemming SC teacher shortage isn’t hopeless, The Charleston Post and Courier, February 4, 2020

Virginia Superintendent Relies on Transportation to Achieve District Education, Outreach Goals, School Transportation News, February 4, 2020

Teacher recruitment at the state fairgrounds, Lexington County Chronicle (SC), February 4, 2020

More black and Hispanic students may change Memphis’ gifted program, Chalkbeat (TN), February 4, 2020

Pa. education association outlines efforts to improve educational workforce, Central Penn Business Journal, February 4, 2020

SD60 looks to grow teaching ranks with new university partnership, Alaska Highway News, February 4, 2020

Opinion: Teacher Shortage Must be Addressed, The Pantagraph (IL), February 4, 2020

Statement from Professional Educators of Tennessee – State of the State, WGNS-FM, February 4, 2020

A pause on push-up tests? Gavin Newsom wants to halt P.E. exams in California schools, Sacramento Bee, February 4, 2020

New Milford High School minus 3 math teachers in 2 months, News Times (CT), February 4, 2020

Oakland University holding open house for prospective teachers amid current teacher shortage, The Oakland Press (MI), February 4, 2020

Unified teacher population slowly becoming more diverse, still 85% white, The Journal Times (WI), February 4, 2020

Educators, lawmakers react to Gov. Lee’s State of the State address, WTVF-TV (TN), February 4, 2020

Harrisburg principal is finalist for prestigious Illinois educators in leadership award, The Southern Illinoisan, February 3, 2020

School consortium helping paraprofessionals earn teaching certificates, Joplin Globe (MO), February 3, 2020

Florida Teachers Vow the ‘Rally in Tally’ is Only a Start, The Progressive Magazine, February 3, 2020

Economy, Medicaid & Tribal gaming: Gov. Stitt gives State of the State Address, KFOR-TV (OK), February 3, 2020

Saginaw Valley State University sees dip in enrollment, Midland Daily News (MI), February 3, 2020

Many are interested in Washington state’s hardest-to-fill teacher jobs. They just need support to get there, survey finds, Seattle Times/Union-Bulletin, February 3, 2020

Repeal Act 10 to end teacher shortage — Jim Bach, Wisconsin State Journal, February 3, 2020

Corrections, gambling to be focus of legislative session, Alabama Today, February 3, 2020

PaBudget 2020: Let’s talk about fixing Pennsylvania’s educator shortage, Pennsylvania Capital-Star, February 3, 2020

Teachers consider job action, remain committed to mediation – for now, Richmond News (VA), February 3, 2020

Q&A: Marie Waldron, candidate for State Assembly District 75, The San Diego Union-Tribune, February 3, 2020

Caulkins proposes bill to reduce fee for lapsed teaching licenses, Herald & Review (IL), February 3, 2020

Prisons, lottery, raises, mental health on legislative agenda, WAFF-TV (AL), February 3, 2020

Did you get the good teacher? That’s a question Arizona students should never ask, AZ Central, February 2, 2020

Clark County wants to improve school leadership, but what’s the definition of an effective principal?, The Nevada Independent, February 2, 2020

Finding substitutes can be challenging for schools, The Herald Republican (IN), February 1, 2020

JCBOE preparing for Beshear ‘Education First’ budget proposal, The Paintsville Herald (KY), February 1, 2020

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Ed Focused on Degree, Certificate Completion Programs, Public Radio Tulsa, February 1, 2020

Funding declines, work increases, but schools can rise, Greenville Daily Reflector (NC), February 1, 2020

Beshear’s budget would increase education spending by $400 million the next two years, The Times-Tribune (KY), February 1, 2020

OSU-Cascades’ elementary education bachelor’s program tries to combat teacher shortage, train diverse workforce, The Bend Bulletin (OR), February 1, 2020

New initiative to address teacher shortage, underpaid paraprofessionals, KTVX-TV (UT), February 1, 2020

Osage offers early-retirement; creates teacher shortage, KCHA-FM (IA), January 31, 2020

Legislation filed to make it easier for retired teachers to return to the classroom, WAND-TV (IL), January 31, 2020

Hawaii Looks To The Philippines For Its Newest Teacher Recruits, Honolulu Civil Beat, January 31, 2020

Pa. education officials look to increase the number of teachers of color in classrooms, Penn Live/Patriot-News, January 31, 2020

Most Colorado public school teachers are white, but almost half of their students are not. Can the state close the gap?, Colorado Sun, January 30, 2020

Kern High School District holds community forum, releases new suspension and expulsion data, KGET-TV (CA), January 30, 2020

Bill would raise retirement age from 55 to 59½ for Wisconsin Retirement System participants, Wisconsin State Journal, January 30, 2020

Fewer NC teachers are quitting. Does that mean teachers are happier about their jobs?, The News & Observer, January 30, 2020

Common Core Is Dead. Long Live Common Core, Forbes, January 30, 2020

Patti Bacchus: BCTF still hopes for deal as it prepares for the worst, The Georgia Straight, January 30, 2020

New Mexico district: Teacher shortage a ‘health emergency’, Herald Standard, January 30, 2020

Pittsburgh school for the blind facing teacher shortage, Tribune-Review (PA), January 30, 2020

Proposal would give BOE taxing authority, Hawaii Tribune-Herald, January 30, 2020

Shawnee Mission School District offers teachers unilateral contract; union warns of teacher shortage, WDAF-TV (KS), January 30, 2020

Teacher pay raise bill passes Senate, now in hands of Appropriations Committee, The Daily Leader (MS), January 30, 2020

Teacher shortage in Liberty Co. has substitute teachers teaching long-term, WTOC-TV (GA), January 30, 2020

Nearly 2K special needs children in NYC could be without preschool seats: report, PIX-11 (NY), January 30, 2020

Senate education committee sends teacher pay raise bill to appropriations for consideration, Winston County Journal (MS), January 30, 2020

Brasher Falls, Norwood-Norfolk school students working on Future Teacher Fellows Program, North Country Now (NY), January 30, 2020

Issues To Watch During Oklahoma’s 2020 Legislative Session, KOSU-FM, January 30, 2020

Beshear budget a hit with educators, The Daily Independent (KY), January 30, 2020

Fund Education Now! activities planned at Piedmont schools, East Bay Times (CA), January 30, 2020

Opinion: $44 million to improve Arizona’s lowest performing schools? That’s a bargain, Arizona Republic, January 30, 2020

How much is Arizona spending on education and where is it going?, AZ Central, January 30, 2020

This Program Is Building a Pipeline of Special Education Teachers, Ed Surge, January 30, 2020

Most Colorado public school teachers are white, but almost half of their students are not. Can the state close the gap?, Colorado Sun, January 30, 2020

Central Illinois Dems praise Pritzker’s progress; Republicans call for more specifics, property tax relief, Herald & Review, January 29, 2020

Legislation on Education: What Can we Expect From the State House, Alabama News Network, January 29, 2020

John A. Logan provides new opportunities to rural schools via ‘virtual classroom’, The Southern Illinoisan, January 29, 2020

Utah’s Republican candidates for governor go rah-rah for the state’s public charter schools., Salt Lake City Weekly, January 29, 2020

Superintendent seeks $100M in new funds for schools, Chesterfield Observer (VA), January 29, 2020

Meadows finds support in classroom after cancer diagnosis, The Outlook (AL), January 29, 2020

Proposal Could Hand New Property Tax Authority To School Board For Teacher Salaries, Hawaii Public Radio, January 29, 2020

Simpson educator admirable role model for students, Bowling Green Daily News (KY), January 29, 2020

Teachers in Peoria Public Schools see raises in contract extension, Heart of Illinois ABC, January 29, 2020

If money talks, here’s what legislators’ proposed budget amendments would say, Daily Press (VA), January 29, 2020

Some Colorado teachers could earn more waiting tables. Lawmakers hope to change that., Colorado Independent, January 28, 2020

District 50 Teachers of Year support education bill, worry about funding, Index-Journal (SC), January 28, 2020

RPS in talks of providing housing assistance for aspiring teachers, WTVO-TV (IL), January 28, 2020

BDS providing cash incentives for those looking to move and work for the school district, WMBB-TV (FL), January 28, 2020

OU hoping to help solve licensed school counselor shortage, KFOR-TV (OK), January 28, 2020

Number of NY educators receiving $100K pensions surges, Times Herald-Record, January 28, 2020

Special Education Training Programs for Rural Schools, Illinois Public Media, January 28, 2020

Bakken teacher shortages prompt new Williston Bachelor-Degree Program, KFYR-TV (ND), January 28, 2020

Simpson County educator tapped to join state’s ‘teacher ambassadors’, Bowling Green Daily News (KY), January 27, 2020

New proposals could save some public school teachers money, KHON-TV (HI), January 27, 2020

These Rural Northwoods Schools Have A Teacher-Sharing Agreement, Wisconsin Public Radio, January 27, 2020

LCSD 2nd Annual Educator Recruitment Fair, WGBC-TV (MS), January 27, 2020

Peoria School Board Approves New 2-Year Union Contract Ahead of Schedule, Peoria Public Radio (IL), January 27, 2020

Get to know ASBA’s new executive director and her priorities, AZED News (AZ), January 27, 2020

Florida Education Association wants details soon on new BEST curriculum standards, FloridaPolitics.com, January 27, 2020

Teachers, school leaders push General Assembly for more education funding, The Roanoke Times (VA), January 27, 2020

Businesses pay for improved training for North Alabama teachers, AL.com, January 27, 2020

Saiki Proposes Tax Funding Measure To Raise Teacher Pay, Honolulu Civil Beat (HI), January 27, 2020

School pensions in New York: Check who got them and how much they received, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, January 27, 2020

“And We’re Not Paying Them for That” Educators Flock to Richmond Requesting More Funding, Better Pay, WVTF-FM (VA), January 27, 2020

Glendale senator pushes firefighter, education bills, Glendale Star (AZ), January 27, 2020

Oklahoma Christian Offering New Alternative Certification Program For Aspiring Teachers, KWTV-TV, January 27, 2020

Lieutenant governor visits metro Detroit high school to collect students’ ideas, HometownLife.com (MI), January 27, 2020

Teacher pay raises and spending cuts: Vigo County school corporation could make major financial decisions during Monday night meeting, WTHI-TV (IN), January 27, 2020

Guest substitutes help fill the gap as the number of teachers declines, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA), January 27, 2020

Teacher shortage is public health emergency, school board says, Albuquerque Journal, January 26, 2020

Rural schools court `homegrown’ teachers amid shortage, Raleigh News & Observer (NC), January 26, 2020

UC offers apprentice teacher certificate, Rome Sentinel (NY), January 26, 2020

My Take: Betsy DeVos has done more damage than good, Holland Sentinel (MI), January 26, 2020

Education results? Policymakers say they’re decades away, Santa Fe New Mexican, January 26, 2020

Opinion: Gov. DeSantis’ teacher pay plan would leave half of Brevard teachers without raise, Florida Today, January 26, 2020

Most Utahns oppose changing how education is funded, poll shows, The Salt Lake Tribune (UT), January 26, 2020

Scoppe: What’s wrong with the SC ‘Teacher Bill of Rights’, The Post & Courier (SC), January 25, 2020

Ybarra pitches plan to up funding for Idaho schools, Idaho Press, January 25, 2020

Teaching vacancies pressure Ortiz students and staff, Santa Fe New Mexican, January 25, 2020

OPINION: Calling all qualified teachers, Petoskey News (MI), January 25, 2020

Opinion: New decade, new challenges, opportunities for the Upstate, Greenville News (SC), January 25, 2020

Bernie Sanders: Oklahoma’s fight for public education is far from over, The Oklahoman, January 25, 2020

State’s public education spending is 44th lowest, Cleveland Daily Banner (TN), January 24, 2020

College students gaining paid experience in field of education, Watertown Daily Times (NY), January 24, 2020

Governor’s plan features modest school spending increases, Payson Roundup (AZ), January 24, 2020

Sierra Vista Herald: Making things better in Arizona classrooms, Havasu News, January 24, 2020

DD2 to host teacher recruiting event Saturday, WCSC-TV (SC), January 24, 2020

Montana Teacher of the Year Linda Rost announced as a finalist for National Teacher of the Year, Fallon County Times, January 24, 2020

Teacher Shortage Impacts Colorado, High Cost of Living Cited, KCNC-TV, January 23, 2020

Haworth: Referendum still necessary after school’s cash balance higher than anticipated, WTWO-TV (IN), January 23, 2020

Ybarra outlines Idaho public schools’ budget requests: keeping teachers, helping students, KIVI-TV, January 23, 2020

Was the Vigo county school corporation referendum necessary? We asked the superintendent., WTHI-TV (IN), January 23, 2020

To get free tuition, graduates would agree to work in Florida under new bill, Florida Trend, January 23, 2020

Opinion: You get what you pay for, Alabama Political Reporter, January 23, 2020

Tennessee Comptroller keeping eye on Metro budget issues, WKRN-TV, January 23, 2020

California moves closer to eliminating, replacing reading instruction test that has blocked thousands from teaching credential, EdSource, January 23, 2020

HCC president is featured speaker at HFED meeting, Hiawatha World (KS), January 23, 2020

City School Board’s McKeever prioritizes Walker-Buford reconfiguration as she serves second term, Charlottesville Tomorrow (VA), January 22, 2020

School district works to cut teacher shortage through ‘Grow Your Own’ program, WKRN-TV (TN), January 22, 2020

Suburban Teacher Takes Maternity Leave Case Up to Illinois Supreme Court, WMAQ-TV, January 22, 2020

York County officials look ahead as teacher shortage poses concerns, York Dispatch (PA), January 22, 2020

Thompson, Local Legislators Continue To Tackle Teacher Shortage, Effingham Radio (IL), January 22, 2020

PhysTec grant to fund recruitment for physics teachers, University of North Georgia, January 22, 2020

High standards and exemplary academics, goal of superintendent, The Southeast Sun (AL), January 22, 2020

MT Teacher of the Year in running for national award, Valley Journal, January 22, 2020

Yuba College District elects new governing board, Woodland Daily Democrat (CA), January 21, 2020

Teacher pay starts below $32K in half of southwest Missouri districts, Springfield News-Leader, January 21, 2020

School board approves bonus plan for admin, Payson Roundup (AZ), January 21, 2020

Bill to address Arizona special education funding for first time in nearly 20 years, SanTanValley.com, January 21, 2020

Lt. Gov. Hosemann picks area educators for Administrator Advisory Council, WDAM-TV (MS), January 21, 2020

Colorado Edition: Feeling Unsafe, KUNC-FM, January 21, 2020

2 area educators selected for state education advisory council, The Daily Leader (MS), January 21, 2020

Software to help Hernando schools compete for new teachers, Tampa Bay Times (FL), January 21, 2020

LCSD educator recruitment fair preview, WTOK-TV (MS), January 21, 2020

New SMC scholarship honors longtime Dowagiac teacher, South Bend Tribune (IN), January 20, 2020

Letter: Teachers have a tough job, deserve our support, The Ledger (FL), January 20, 2020

Decatur school district vows action on Hope Academy teacher shortage, Herald & Review (IL), January 20, 2020

Dearborn Public Schools officials ponder ways to address teacher shortage, Press & Guide (MI), January 20, 2020

New proposed budget includes $900 million towards teacher shortage in California, KSBY-TV, January 19, 2020

Biden says plans will help rural areas; candidate visits Orangeburg, says he’ll fund health, education, more, The Times & Democrat (SC), January 19, 2020

Mellema: The teacher shortage is getting worse and requires immediate action, Lansing State Journal, January 19, 2020

Utah State Board of Education developing new teacher certification program, Daily Herald, January 18, 2020

County school boards discuss teacher shortage, Effingham Daily News (IL), January 17, 2020

SIU Grow Your Own combating special education teacher shortage, WPSD-TV (KY), January 17, 2020

Teacher shortage hits home in St. Mary, St. Mary Now (LA), January 17, 2020

Our View: When teachers skip school, The St. Augustine Record (FL), January 17, 2020

South Butler Oks Wellness Incentive, The Butler Eagle (PA), January 17, 2020  

Prison guards versus teachers, Northside Sun (MI), January 17, 2020

K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Snaps Up Australian Company, VIPKid Raises $80 Million, Market Brief “EdWeek,” January 17, 2020

Hey, Gov. Ducey, vouchers and charters don’t win Arizona education. Teachers do, AZ Central, January 17, 2020

DOE Faces More Tough Questions Over How It Will Pay For Teacher Raises, Honolulu Civil Beat, January 17, 2020

Stateside: Trade deals and tariffs; long-term substitute teachers; Rep. Levin on PFAS disposal, Michigan Radio, January 16, 2020

Decatur school board OKs new administrative position making $108,150; position was not in budget, Herald & Review (IL), January 16, 2020

Clark-Pleasant hires permanent substitutes, Daily Journal (IL), January 16, 2020

DPS gives tours of buildings to prospective job candidates,WAND-TV (IL), January 16, 2020

ECISD employs over 100 international teachers with program, Your Basin (TX), January 16, 2020

Eastern Montana teacher tabbed as finalist for national teacher of the year, Billings Gazette, January 16, 2020

Michigan residents say they oppose uncertified teachers leading classrooms, Bridge Magazine, January 16, 2020

New map illustrates state’s rural broadband issue, Times Daily (AL), January 16, 2020

Understand it better: Montana’s rural teacher shortage, Billings Gazette, January 16, 2020

Discussion on education reform bill begins on Senate floor, teachers react, WTOC-TV (SC), January 15, 2020

Could ‘pop-up preschools’ help solve Hawaii’s child care woes? Legislators think so., Hawaii News Now, January 15, 2020

Optimism Abounds Going into the 2020 Legislative Session, Big Island Now (HI), January 15, 2020

Beshear reaffirms support for teacher raises, Associated Press (KY), January 15, 2020

Illini West faces a shortage of teachers, KHQA-TV (IL), January 15, 2020

SIUC poised to grow special ed teacher training for rural schools, The Southern Illinoisan (IL), January 15, 2020

Teacher pay bills among the first to be filed in session, WJTV-TV (MI), January 15, 2020

Has the Mississippi Association of Educators’ narrative on teacher pay shifted in 2020?, Y’all Politics, January 15, 2020

Looming crisis: If schools of education close, who will train teachers?, USA Today Network, January 15, 2020

Fellows program allows KCKPS to fill more jobs, KSHB-TV (KS), January 15, 2020

Kentucky governor reaffirms support for teacher pay raise, Richmond Register, January 15, 2020

Rising Educators Club to help Central High students explore teaching careers, Southeast Missourian (MO), January 15, 2020

Mississippi Legislature First bills: $1k teacher raise, new state song, state flag mandate, Clarion Ledger, January 15, 2020

Jim Waters: Fix state’s retirement systems; one idea: no more sick day accumulation to spike pensions, Northern Kentucky Tribune, January 15, 2020

Starting Up: A Look at the Big Issues the South Carolina Legislature Could Tackle in 2020, Post & Courier Free Times, January 15, 2020

New York professor emphasizes equity, social justice in bid to be Madison superintendent, Wisconsin State Journal, January 15, 2020

Volusia County Schools hires 3 new leaders, Daytona Beach News-Journal (FL), January 15, 2020

Eastern Illinois University part of effort to address Illinois teacher shortage, Journal Gazette/Times-Courier, January 14, 2020

LCPS declines educators request for ransomware attack compensation, KDBC-TV (TX), January 14, 2020

Raytown School District increases substitute-teacher pay, KSHB-TV (MO), January 14, 2020

Lack of substitute teachers straining Pa. districts, Herald Mail Media, January 14, 2020

Manatee lessens requirements for substitute teachers, Herald-Tribune, January 14, 2020

Mixed reaction in wake of SC Education Reform Bill being made a special order, WHNS-TV, January 14, 2020

Opinion: Keep loan-forgiveness promises to educators, Detroit News (MI), January 14, 2020

Gov. Doug Ducey’s State of the State Address, KVOA-TV (AZ), January 14, 2020

Proposed bill would forgive student loan debt for some STEM teachers, WYMT-TV (KY), January 14, 2020

Stamford superintendent requests 6.5% budget hike, Stamford Advocate (CT), January 14, 2020

Local teacher among thousands at rally in Capitol, Citrus County Chronicle (FL), January 14, 2020

Duval superintendent a substitute while teachers rallied in Tallahassee, WJXT-TV (FL), January 14, 2020

Golden Apple, EIU, Regional Office of Education No. 39 partner to address teacher shortage, WAND-TV (IL), January 14, 2020

New governor Reeves promises: ‘For. All. Mississippi.’ will be motto, Clarion Ledger, January 14, 2020

Most Colorado student teachers aren’t paid. Will lawmakers ease burden?, The Journal, January 14, 2020

What’s it take to be PA’s Teacher of the Year? Check out Joe Welch of North Hills Middle School, NEXT Pittsburgh, January 14, 2020 

Lawmaker priorities include schools, jail, highways, Maui News (HI), January 14, 2020

Decatur School support staff to teach, WICS-TV (IL), January 14, 2020

Reason To Be Concerned: An Impending Teacher Shortage, WCBS-AM (NY), January 14, 2020

Muscatine School Board hears updates on programs, special ed teacher shortage, Muscatine Journal (IA), January 14, 2020

BCPS hosts second annual Educators Rising Conference, The Avenue News (MD), January 13, 2020

Transparency in city schools’ gifted program among Bryson Morsberger’s priorities, Charlottesville Tomorrow (VA), January 13, 2020

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announces lowering of Florida Prepaid College plan prices by $1.3 billion, WFOX-TV, January 13, 2020

South Florida teachers arrive in Tallahassee to fight for higher pay, WPLG-TV, January 13, 2020

My Turn: Lawmakers should fund teacher pay raises, West Hawaii Today, January 13, 2020

Sequoyah High School missing key educators, Cherokee Phoenix (OK), January 12, 2020

Lawmakers look at teacher shortage, Alabama Daily News, January 12, 2020

Huntsville chips away at 57-year-old school desegregation order, Alabama.com, January 12, 2020

$1.8B budget windfall, education fixes, Santee Cooper sale top 2020 SC legislative issues, The Post & Courier (SC), January 12, 2020

Newton: Addressing problems in public education, Bluffton Today (SC), January 12, 2020

Editorial: An idea to change schools, Commercial-News (IL), January 12, 2020

OJR School Board asked to pay more for substitute teachers, The Mercury (PA), January 12, 2020

Ready to rally in Tallahassee, Venice Gondolier (FL), January 11, 2020

Newsom’s budget includes $900 million to address California teacher shortage, Los Angeles Times, January 11, 2020

Rural Southern Illinois schools court ‘homegrown’ teachers amid statewide shortage, The Southern Illinoisan, January 11, 2020

PD Editorial: Keep Teach for America in California classrooms, The Press Democrat, January 11, 2020

Raising teacher pay is good for education, The Santa Fe New Mexican, January 11, 2020

Brevard teachers join march on the capitol for massive bump in school spending, Florida Today, January 10, 2020

Arizona’s teacher shortage still isn’t getting much better, despite our efforts, Arizona Republic, January 10, 2020

Unlocking the potential of rural Nevada, The Ely Times, January 10, 2020

Florida education news: Graduation rates, teacher pay and a move to close a school, Tampa Bay Times, January 10, 2020

Amid shortages, schools settle for underprepared special education teachers, EdSource, January 10, 2020

Leveling the education playing field, Marshall Independent (MN), January 10, 2020

Legislators need to pass Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, Maryland Independent, January 10, 2020

How Sunnyside and UArizona hope to train, keep teachers in Tucson, KOLD-TV (AZ), January 9, 2020

West Florida education dean says teacher shortage fueled by low pay, WEAR-TV, January 9, 2020

Gov. Polis delivers 2020 State of the State address, KUSA-TV (CO), January 9, 2020

Solving the teacher shortage requires we first recognize it as a crisis, Valencia County News-Bulletin, January 9, 2020

College of Education Researchers Awarded AERA/NSF Grant to Study Dual-Licensure Policies, LeHigh University News (PA), January 9, 2020

Texas Faces Critical Nursing Shortage, Red River Radio (LA), January 9, 2020

Guest column: A call for policy to help teacher-shortage crisis, Albuquerque Journal (NM), January 9, 2020

Mine, plant workers plea for jobs at PRC hearing, Navajo Times (AZ/NM), January 9, 2020

Superintendents’ forum: Teachers needed, Reading Eagle (PA), January 9, 2020

Enrollment declines again in Santa Fe schools, Santa Fe New Mexican, January 8, 2020

Mississippi district to close school, consolidate others to save money, Houston Chronicle (TX), January 8, 2020

Analysis: With school revenues at record highs, why are California districts facing insolvency? Auditor offers a case study in Sacramento, LA School Report, January 8, 2020

Education advocates’ budget priorities for legislative session, AZ Education News, January 8, 2020

Gov. Ron DeSantis drives agenda as Florida lawmakers take on teacher pay, marijuana, school safety and more in 2020, South Florida Sun, January 8, 2020

McCauley: State Should Invest in More Class Resources, Bartlesville Radio (OK), January 8, 2020

Beleaguered Mississippi school district plans to close school, consolidate others, Magnolia State Live, January 8, 2020

New program to train teachers for Central, Southern Illinois, Herald & Review, January 8, 2020

School funding, safety, and discipline reforms top list of priorities for Minnesota education advocates heading into 2020 Legislature, Minn Post, January 8, 2020

Michigan Program Takes Aim at STEM Teacher Shortage, The Detroit News, January 8, 2020

‘The worst it’s ever been’: Officer shortage has Williamson County sheriff asking for more OT funding, Nashville Tennessean, January 8, 2020

California’s effort to turn school staff into teachers starts to pay off, EdSource, January 8, 2020

The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future is important, Maryland Independent, January 8, 2020

Program addressing teacher shortage, Effingham Daily News (IL), January 7, 2020

Legislative session to begin, WPSD-TV (KY), January 7, 2020

Improvements under school safety act will cost millions, Bowling Green Daily News (KY), January 7, 2020

Pension costs could erase the impact of Arizona’s teacher raises. What will we do about it?, AZ Central, January 7, 2020

A year ago in January, Ron DeSantis became FL Gov. DeSantis: What do you think about his first-year record?, Florida Phoenix, January 7, 2020

‘We will strive to be better’: Future of Hope Academy discussed at meeting with district, parents, Herald & Review (IL), January 6, 2020

Reactions to Gov. Little’s State of the State address, Neighbor Newspapers (GA), January 6, 2020

When Kentucky lawmakers go back in session, this one problem looms large, WLKY-TV, January 6, 2020

State legislators prepare to gavel in, Daily Iowegian (IA), January 6, 2020

Teacher shortage real and growing, Goshen News (IN), January 6, 2020

Public Education by Design, Miami’s Community Newspapers (FL), January 6, 2020

New year, old problems: Six issues Michigan leaders vow to tackle in 2020, Bridge MI, January 6, 2020

Oregon Teacher Of The Year Says ‘The Year Of Special Education’ Upon Us, Oregon Public Broadcasting, January 6, 2020

MS Legislature: How big a raise will teachers get?, Jackson Clarion Ledger, January 6, 2020

Clark County substitute teachers agitate for better pay, benefits, Las Vegas Review-Journal, January 5, 2020

How school districts manage teacher pay amid budget woes, San Diego Union-Tribune, January 5, 2020

Our View: The link between more choice and fewer teachers, News Chief (FL), January 5, 2020

More people taking Arkansas teacher prep courses, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, January 5, 2020

Stamford schools still face teacher shortages at mid-year, Stamford Advocate (CT), January 4, 2020

2020s vision: What’s ahead for Iowa, The Hawk Eye, January 4, 2020

Legislators prepare for session, The Greenwood Commonwealth (MS), January 4, 2020

2020 Legislature poised to reap Democrat agenda, partisan rancor, Colorado Sentinel, January 3, 2020

New year, new laws, The Community Voice (Rohnert Park, CA), January 3, 2020

Gavin Newsom’s 1st-year K-12 scorecard: good grades on priorities and some incompletes, EdSource, January 3, 2020

Solving The New Mexico Teacher Shortage Requires Us To View It As A Crisis, KRWG-TV, January 2, 2020

Teachers push for more pay at state budget hearing in Suffolk, WVEC-TV (VA), January 2, 2020

Substitute teacher pay raised in Saugus Public Schools, Wicked Local Saugus (MA), January 2, 2020

Williamson County Schools superintendent outlines goals for 2020, Nashville Tennessean, January 2, 2020

Sen. Pugh files legislation to recognize out-of-state teaching experience, Edmond Sun (OK), January 1, 2020

9 trends that helped define Michigan education in the 2010s, M Live, January 1, 2020

Edmond education shines: Top 5 Education stories of 2019, Edmond Sun (OK), December 31, 2019

Changes at WSU, increased building at school districts among top 5 2019 education stories of Northern Utah, Standard-Examiner, December 31, 2019

Opinion: It’s simple math without a simple solution , The Gazette – Cheyenne Edition (CO), December 31, 2019

Goodmacher: Solving the Teacher Shortage Requires We First Recognize It … As A Crisis, Los Alamos Daily Post (NM), December 31, 2019

Thousands of SC teachers still leaving positions; decrease from 2017-2018 school year, WSPA-TV, December 31, 2019

Mark your calendar: Here are the biggest, most newsworthy dates to watch in 2020, Arizona Republic, December 31, 2019

These 9 themes helped define Colorado in 2019. Here are the stories that illuminated them., Colorado Sun, December 31, 2019

A teacher-activist is running to unseat Kentucky House Speaker Osborne, Louisville Courier Journal, December 31, 2019

Orange Co. teachers continue to make less than educators in neighboring counties, WVIR-TV (VA), December 30, 2019

 What Problems Has Edtech Solved, and What New Ones Did It Create?, Ed Surge, December 30, 2019

One-of-a-kind NCCU program prepares educators to teach the blind, WRAL-TV (NC), December 30, 2019

New year to bring Hernando schools more academic programs and career training, Tampa Bay Times (FL), December 30, 2019