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National Education Association, 2022
The crisis of teacher shortages across the United States accelerated to a five-alarm fire during the COVID-19 pandemic. Low pay and the gap between teacher pay and that of other similarly educated professionals is one of the primary factors contributing to this shortage. The escalating crisis impacts student learning and the professional status…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Teacher Salaries, Compensation (Remuneration), Federal Legislation
National Education Association, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to the schools, the economy, and the nation's families, exacerbating racial inequities and placing a disproportionate burden on communities of color throughout the country. While physically opening schools at the beginning of the 2020--2021 school year is the goal of most districts, the…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Disease Incidence, Prevention, Educational Facilities
National Education Association, 2019
The National Education Association (NEA) strongly believes in the importance of an educator workforce that reflects the diversity of the United States. This belief extends not only to classroom teachers and education support professionals, but also to administrators and other school and district staff. This brief provides information about the…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Gender Issues, Minority Groups
Lara, Julia; Noble, Kenneth; Pelika, Stacey; Coons, Andy – National Education Association, 2018
Educators and policymakers have become increasingly concerned about the issue of student absenteeism in general and, in particular, chronic absenteeism. This is because chronic absenteeism can have lasting effects on students' economic and social development. Children who are chronically absent have lower levels of school readiness upon entering…
Descriptors: Attendance, At Risk Students, Minority Group Students, Students with Disabilities