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ERIC Number: ED582978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Targeted Teacher Recruitment: What Is the Issue and Why Does It Matter? Policy Snapshot
Aragon, Stephanie
Education Commission of the States
Districts across the country are facing severe shortages of teachers--especially in certain subjects (math, science, special education, career and technical education, and bilingual education) and in specific schools (urban, rural, high-poverty, high-minority, and low-achieving). The severity of the teacher shortage problem varies significantly by state, district, school, and subject. As such, many experts argue that efforts to address shortages should be less about recruiting teachers generally and more about recruiting and retaining the right teachers, in the right subjects, for the right schools. Several states have recently enacted targeted teacher recruitment legislation in one or more of the following areas to attract teachers to high-need schools and subjects: research and data collection; state and district innovations; career pathways and grow-your-own programs; preparation and licensure; financial incentives; and retired teachers. This Policy Snapshot explores recent legislation and key areas of teacher recruitment, and provides summary information on past years' legislative activities.
Education Commission of the States. ECS Distribution Center, 700 Broadway Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80203-3460. Tel: 303-299-3692; Fax: 303-296-8332; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Arizona; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Florida; Idaho; Illinois; Maine; Minnesota; Montana; North Carolina; North Dakota; Nevada; Oklahoma; Oregon; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Virginia; Washington; Wisconsin; West Virginia; Alabama; Hawaii