A staff member at a state legislative office asked about teacher shortages and their impacts. Our response included background information and data about teacher shortages across the country, and a high-level summary on the impacts of teacher shortages on K-12 schools, educator preparation programs and the students they serve. Lastly, we provided examples of recent state legislation meant to improve teacher recruitment and retention. To provide timely assistance to our constituents, State Information Requests are typically completed in 24 hours. They reflect an issue scan versus a comprehensive analysis.
PUBLISHED: February 9, 2018
RESOURCE TYPE: State Information Request
EDUCATION LEVEL: K-12