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ERIC Number: ED612419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Missing Out: Arkansas' Teacher Shortage and How to Fix It. Executive Summary
Unfortunately, Arkansas has faced a massive shortage of certified teachers for decades. Statewide, 4 percent of public school teachers are uncertified, with another 3 percent teaching out of field. In many districts, the percentage of uncertified is much higher: as high as 56 percent in the Helena-West Helena School District, and 52 percent in the Forrest City School District. Luckily, there are steps the state can take to address this problem. Especially given the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students, it has never been more important to get an effective, qualified teacher in every Arkansas classroom. This executive summary highlights two findings about teacher shortage, three likely causes of the shortage, and three recommendations to fix the problem as detailed in the full report, "Missing Out: Arkansas' Teacher Shortage and How to Fix It." [For the full report, see ED612403.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: TNTP
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A