Pa. House panel advances bill to ease teacher shortage | Tuesday Morning Coffee
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
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
'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.
Collaboration, instead of lower standards, is a better fix for teacher shortages | Roger Chesley
Virtually every teacher survey notes pay is the No. 1 factor in leaving the profession.
Teachers are ‘critical for the strength of our nation’ 2nd Gentleman Doug Emhoff says in Pa. visit
In Allentown and Philly, VP Kamala Harris' husband talked public schools and more.
The most recent efforts to combat teacher shortages don’t address the real problems | Opinion
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
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
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
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
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.