Cultivating recruitment, retention and school climate to increase teacher diversity

Research demonstrates the cyclical relationship between school climate and teacher recruitment and retention. A positive climate can improve a school’s ability to recruit and retain qualified, diverse educators, while having these educators can improve school climate. That’s why it’s so critical that local educational agencies […]

Fresno County teacher residency programs show success in retaining educators

As schools grapple with teacher shortages exacerbated by poor retention rates, the Golden Bell award-winning Fresno Rural Teacher Residency Program can act as an example of what works when it comes to training and retaining educators in often difficult-to-staff areas. Under the Office of the […]

Educator and author Brandon P. Fleming reminds AEC audience to lead with love in their work

CSBA’s 2022 Annual Education Conference and Trade Show in San Diego Dec. 1-3 attracted approximately 3,500 attendees, breaking recent attendance records, and included three insightful General Sessions. Nationally acclaimed educator and award-winning author of Miseducated, Brandon P. Fleming, reminded attendees of AEC’s First General Session […]

National data shines light on challenges surrounding staffing shortages

Schools across the country continue to face challenges related to teacher vacancies, supply chain issues and more — particularly those in low-income areas serving more minority students, according to data released Dec. 6 by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). […]

Districts can now begin efforts to build education workforce housing with less red tape

Survey after survey, study after study, lack of affordable housing close to the campuses in which they work continues to be one of the most cited reasons for why teachers and other school employees leave their positions or the education field entirely. This presents a […]

Using ARP funds, other grants to support a diverse teacher workforce

Research has shown that having a racially and culturally diverse workforce of teachers benefits all students, especially students of color. Still, teacher demographics rarely mirror the students they serve. “While the majority of students in P-12 public schools are children of color, only 20 percent […]

Workforce housing momentum builds as CSBA launches workshop with UCLA and UC Berkeley

By Andrew Keller Teams from a select cohort of four school districts in rent-burdened communities around the state met at Selma Community Housing in Los Angeles Oct. 13 for the launch of a pilot CSBA workshop series designed to help convert existing school property into […]