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.

Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff (White House photo)

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.