Tag: teacher shortage

A “Grow Your Own” Dream Job: Q&A with Teacher Melodie Miller

Educator Support and Development

November 14th, 2022

Philly native Melodie Miller knew since kindergarten that she wanted to be a teacher one day. “I had a phenomenal kindergarten teacher named Miss Ross,” she says. “She really inspired me because when I was in kindergarten I couldn't necessarily read yet, but she read ‘Chicka Chicka Boom Boom’ almost every day.”  Melodie...

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Best Way to Solve a Teacher Shortage? Better Pay and Supports Could Be Considered Under New Bill

Educator Support and Development

June 8th, 2022

Introduced during Teacher Appreciation Week, Senate Bill 100 with Senate Amendment 1 looks to evaluate and review current teacher salaries in Delaware. Sponsored by Sen. Bryan Townsend and supported by a wide array of legislators, the bill proposes the establishment of the Public Education Compensation Committee to review Delaware’s...

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Delaware Advances “Grow Your Own Teacher” Efforts as Teacher Shortage Drags On

Educator Support and Development

June 3rd, 2022

Teacher shortages in Delaware are nothing new. For years, public schools have struggled to attract harder-to-find science, math, and foreign language teachers, and recently those shortages have even reached traditionally sought-after areas like elementary education and social studies. In addition to addressing educator compensation...

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What Can Education Learn from Other Industries Facing Workforce Shortages?

Educator Support and Development

May 11th, 2022

Most industries are facing significant workforce challenges and experiencing common characteristics of today’s workforce. We see a large swath of the workforce aging and retiring, and a cultural response to the trauma from the COVID-19 pandemic. The education world is not immune from these changes. While no one would suggest schools and...

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