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Survey: Less than half of U.S. teachers say they’d tell younger selves to enter profession

BY: - June 15, 2023

A third of teachers say they're considering quitting, underlining a nationwide shortage.

Pa. lawmakers move ahead on stipends to ease financial burdens for student teachers

BY: - June 13, 2023

The House Education Committee sent legislation to provide up to $15,000 for student teachers to the House floor for a vote.

Pa. House panel advances bill to ease teacher shortage | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 25, 2023

The bill would encourage paraprofessionals and other school support staff to go back to college to earn their teaching credentials.


Pennsylvania’s teacher shortage has an ‘uglier’ problem: Lack of teacher diversity | Opinion

BY: - March 19, 2023

The Keystone State's teacher workforce is overwhelmingly white. Their students are growing ever more diverse.

Minimum pay raise for teachers would boost interest in education careers, Pa. House lawmakers say

BY: - March 6, 2023

'We're losing teachers at an alarming rate that are certified, qualified, and experienced doing great things for kids,' East Pennsboro Area Superintendent Mike Robinson said.

Albert V. Norrell School in Richmond. (Scott Elmquist / Style Weekly/Virginia Mercury)

Collaboration, instead of lower standards, is a better fix for teacher shortages | Roger Chesley

BY: - October 23, 2022

Virtually every teacher survey notes pay is the No. 1 factor in leaving the profession.

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Teachers are ‘critical for the strength of our nation’ 2nd Gentleman Doug Emhoff says in Pa. visit

BY: - September 16, 2022

In Allentown and Philly, VP Kamala Harris' husband talked public schools and more. 

Teachers face a range of challenges, but hiring more teachers won’t fix them (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez).

The most recent efforts to combat teacher shortages don’t address the real problems | Opinion

BY: - August 9, 2022

The root cause of the problem is a longstanding overall lack of respect for teachers and their craft, which is reflected by decades of low pay, hyper-scrutiny and poor working conditions.


Proposed grant program would help classroom aides to become teachers | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 11, 2022

A new Pa. House bill aims to help address the Keystone State's teacher shortage.


Pa.’s teacher pipeline problem calls for innovative solutions | Opinion

BY: - February 23, 2022

Student debt from earning a college degree can permanently close doors for those aspiring to become teachers.

‘This is not sustainable’: Pa. educators detail staffing shortage, urge legislative relief

BY: - February 1, 2022

Before the pandemic, there was already a growing staffing shortage, especially among classroom substitutes, and COVID-19 has only exacerbated educational challenges.

Wolf signs bill providing temporary relief amid substitute teacher shortage

BY: - December 17, 2021

The bill, authored by state Rep. Barbara Gleim, R-Cumberland, gives schools added flexibility for filling classroom vacancies during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years.