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Ball, Wayne; Howard-Brown, Beth; Junk, Kevin – Region 9 Comprehensive Center, 2023
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) invited 10 districts to participate in a community of practice designed to increase understanding of how to braid and blend federal funds. District teams composed of principals, superintendents, business managers, and other district leaders participated in four 90-minute virtual sessions. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Principals, Superintendents, Administrators
Region 9 Comprehensive Center, 2022
Across the United States, many districts find themselves short on bilingual teachers. More than half of the states face a shortage of such teachers, with shortages most acute in states that provide bilingual education to the greatest numbers of English learners. Bilingual and dual-language education have proven to have a positive effect on the…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, Bilingual Teachers
Region 9 Comprehensive Center, 2022
Although the percentage of teachers of color in the workforce has grown significantly over the past 30 years, it still does not reflect the diversity of the national population or students. Teachers of color also have higher turnover rates than White teachers, highlighting the need for strategies to retain teachers of color as well as recruit more…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, Minority Group Teachers
Region 9 Comprehensive Center, 2022
Teacher shortages disproportionally impact high need schools that can be hard to staff. However, effective teachers have an influential role in improving low-performing schools. Focusing on recruiting and retaining teachers to low-income and low-performing schools is crucial not only to closing achievement gaps, but also to ensuring that students…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, Teacher Shortage
Region 9 Comprehensive Center, 2022
An estimated 17% to 30% of new teachers in the U.S. leave the profession within their first 5 years of teaching. Some challenges that prompt new teachers to leave the field include stress, lack of appropriate support, and feeling unprepared to handle behavioral and academic issues among their students. Research supports the finding that teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Shortage, Labor Turnover
Region 9 Comprehensive Center, 2022
Rural school districts throughout the country face increasing challenges with recruiting and retaining beginning teachers due to job demands that include a lack of mentoring, lower salaries than their urban and suburban counterparts, geographic isolation, requirements to take on additional nonteaching duties, and teaching assignments that include…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Shortage, Labor Turnover
Region 9 Comprehensive Center, 2022
Special education teachers ensure equitable access to education for 7.2 million public school students with disabilities. According to the January 2022 results of the National Center for Education Statistics school survey, 45% of responding schools reported that special education was identified as the teaching area with the most vacancies. This…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, Teacher Shortage
Region 9 Comprehensive Center, 2022
School districts throughout the country have faced increasing challenges with recruiting and retaining beginning STEM teachers. In 2017, turnover rates for mathematics and science teachers were 90% greater in the top quartile of schools serving students of color than in the bottom quartile. A RAND Corporation 2021 survey found nearly one in four…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Shortage, Labor Turnover
Region 9 Comprehensive Center, 2022
After a review of AIR's policy review of fall 2017 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan submissions, and then a scan of the most current ESSA plans for each state, this table serves as a reference with most up-to-date information on each state's exit criteria for those schools requiring support. While CSI exit criteria is provided for all…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Planning
Region 9 Comprehensive Center, 2022
Youth returning to traditional school settings from non-traditional settings, such as alternative schools, face significant barriers to successful transition. After conducting several student focus groups with students at West40--a center in Illinois that supports students who are considered "at risk" for dropping out or have been…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Reentry Students, Success, Nontraditional Education
Region 9 Comprehensive Center, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented challenge for state, district, and school leaders across the country. Whether states and districts mandate or choose an in-person or remote model or a hybrid model, which includes some aspect of virtual learning, ensuring that vulnerable students and teachers have a remote learning option has…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Blended Learning, Educational Quality, Learner Engagement
Region 9 Comprehensive Center, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented challenge for state, district, and school leaders across the country. Whether states and districts mandate or choose an in-person or remote model or a hybrid model, which includes some aspect of virtual learning, ensuring that vulnerable students and teachers have a remote learning option has…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Blended Learning, Educational Quality, Data Collection
Colyott, James; Flanigan, Thomas; Kimmel, Lois – Region 9 Comprehensive Center, 2021
Region 9 Comprehensive Center (R9CC) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) collaboratively collected and analyzed teacher workforce data to identify barriers for recruiting and retaining an effective and diverse teacher workforce. R9CC and ISBE used the Teacher Shortage Tool from the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders to identify equity…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Shortage, Career Choice
Region 9 Comprehensive Center, 2020
Program "profiles" are one-page summaries that highlight the components of each teacher retention strategy or program. Similar to a logic model, program profiles make it easy to understand what components define the program; the direct results of the program component(s); and what the program is collecting, documenting, or measuring to…
Descriptors: Profiles, Program Descriptions, Teacher Persistence, Tables (Data)
Region 9 Comprehensive Center, 2020
As Illinois schools moved toward reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools (IARSS) identified a need for coordinated statewide COVID-19 forums for district leaders to discuss immediate challenges faced by educators as schools reopened in fall 2020. IARSS and the Illinois State Board of…
Descriptors: Superintendents, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing