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Sep 13, 2022

Arizona hopes to reduce enormous teacher shortage through mentoring, paid tuition

With schools striving to get back to full swing, districts across Arizona continue to struggle with a severe shortage of teachers and administrators – and it’s the students who suffer most.

Aug 19, 2022

Answering the problem of teacher attrition in America

Teacher shortages are hardly new, but Covid has accelerated resignations at a rate that is dramatically outpacing other professions.

Oct 12, 2021

Arizona teacher shortage continues

Arizona continues to have a shortage of teachers for the classroom.

May 19, 2019

Education inequality has impact on public health

Since this issue is consistently wrapped in politics, we find it important to view it from a different perspective: what is the public health implication of education inequality and how is the way we treat our teachers interconnected? Facts are nice, so let’s include those, particularly regarding large class sizes, classroom funding, and shortage of teachers and how these relate to education ine[...]

Sep 5, 2018

Pay raise puts slight dent in Arizona teacher shortage

Nearly one in four teaching vacancies that school districts had this year remain unfilled four weeks into the academic year.

In this Nov. 16, 2017, photo, Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas addresses about 50 school district and charter school representatives at her department's annual MEGA Conference on programs and services for low-income students. In October, the Arizona Department of Education revealed it had misallocated millions in Title I funding, federal dollars for the state's most economically disadvantaged kids. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jan 22, 2018

Douglas renews call for tax hike to fund teacher raises

In her annual State of Education speech Monday, Douglas cited statistics showing that more than one out of every five teaching vacancies at the beginning of this school year still remained unfilled four months later.

Apr 27, 2017

House Republican leader: Teachers get second jobs to buy boats, enjoy finer things in life

Teachers in Arizona are getting second jobs not because they’re struggling to survive on their low pay, but because they want to enjoy the finer things in life, like boats, according to House Majority Leader John Allen.

Feb 24, 2017

Governor wants to strip back rules that make it complicated to become a teacher

Four weeks into the 2016 school year, more than 2,000 teacher positions in Arizona were still unfilled. One way lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey want to address the problem: Make it easier to become a teacher.

Jan 17, 2017

Teaching the teachers to stay in Arizona

In a poorly-financed education system, Arizona teachers are battling low salaries, the pressures of mandatory testing and a lack of respect for their profession, making it harder for the state to entice and retain teachers, advocates say. One Paradise Valley mentoring program is trying to grow teachers at home and repair a broken pipeline.

Apr 11, 2016

UA cancels workshop after teachers fail to recommend career

A University of Arizona effort to encourage high school seniors to become math teachers has fallen flat because teachers are reluctant to recommend their own career path.

Nov 19, 2015

How the teacher shortage in education impacts all of us

As a young girl growing up, when people would inadvertently ask me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My answer would most assuredly be, “A teacher.” Teaching was a proud profession, one I and others I knew aspired to be part of. My parents had always stressed the importance of education in our home and for me; the ability to influence lives and inspire others was the perfect comb[...]

Oct 15, 2015

Teachers become scapegoat for Arizona’s failure to invest in students

Over the past year, growing media and policy has focused on Arizona's “teacher shortage.” Contrary to popular perception, Arizona does not have a shortage of teachers – at least not by the numbers. Our state has approximately 75,000 people holding active teacher certifications, but only 61,000 are choosing to remain in the teaching profession, according to an Arizona Department of Education [...]