The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) provides recommendations to Congress for federal solutions to the shortage problem.
This report analyzes evidence of teacher shortages, looks at national and regional trends in teacher supply and demand, and investigates policy strategies that might mitigate these effects based on research about effective approaches to recruitment and retention.
This paper investigates the effects of the Florida Critical Teacher Shortage Program (FCTSP), a statewide program designed to increase the supply of teachers in “hard-to-staff” areas. FCTSP had three elements: (a) it provided loan forgiveness to teachers who were certified and taught in designated shortage areas; (b) it compensated teachers for the tuition cost of taking courses to become certified in a designated shortage area; and (c) for a single year, it gave bonuses to high school teachers who were certified and taught in a designated subject area.
This op-ed explores why policy makers need to hear from teachers about how teacher shortages in schools and the quick fix remedies provided are affecting them, their students, and their school.
Reprinted with permission from https://mslbd.org/what-we-do/rethinking-behavior.html
This blog highlights programs around the country that show promise for filling the pipeline of special education teachers who are well prepared to meet the needs of their students and to remain in the profession. It also offers program and funding strategy considerations that states can use to build a cadre of special education teachers who are well prepared to support the growth and achievement of their students – and who stay in the profession.
This blog describes how service scholarships and forgivable loans can be important elements in a comprehensive strategy to recruit and retain excellent educators.
This document outlines evidence-based principles that should be included in legislation regarding state loan forgiveness and service scholarship programs.