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ERIC Number: EJ887155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1537-5749
Persuading Teachers to Go Rural
Dessoff, Alan
District Administration, v46 n6 p58-60, 62 Jun 2010
With a national teacher shortage projected to start peaking this year as baby boomers retire and budget shortfalls restrict state and local funding for teachers, rural school districts are working to keep the teachers they have while seeking new ones at little if any additional cost. The retirements alone will compound problems rural districts already face. Rural and small-town districts are "uniquely challenged" by shrinking tax bases and difficulty in recruiting and, even more so, retaining great teachers, especially shortage ares like STEM as well as special education and English as a second language. Salaries are a major issue in most rural districts, which don't have the resources to pay teachers what larger, urban districts would. This article discusses how high salaries and low-cost housing can help rural schools attract and retain teachers. (Contains 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A