Teacher Shortage

Educator Labor Markets - South Dakota Panel: Teacher Labor Shortage Issues

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Kelly Duncan, board member of the South Dakota Board of Education for the last 19 years, Deb Soholt, South Dakota State senator and chair of the Senate Education Committee, and Melody Schopp, Secretary of Education of South Dakota for six years, discuss teacher labor shortage issues in South Dakota such as how data has been used to determine the extent of the shortage in South Dakota, the dynamics of the supply and demand side that contribute to these staffing challenges, efforts to increase funding in the education sector including teacher salary increases, and how those additional funds would be used including technology innovations that would support virtual teaching. 

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Educator Labor Markets - Matthew G. Springer: Performance Incentives

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Assistant Professor Peter Goff talks with Vanderbilt University Associate Professor Matthew G. Springer about Pay-for-Performance as a potential mechanism for both retaining effective teachers and bringing in strong talent pools into the profession.

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Educator Labor Markets - Jonah Rockoff: Improving Hiring Practices

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Professor of Finance and Economics at the Columbia Business School Jonah Rockoff discusses current problems regarding information in the teacher job market and efforts to improve teacher hiring practices. Classroom observation is one point which although is limited in its power, has been agreed by both researchers and practitioners as an important evaluation.

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Educator Labor Markets - Improving Hiring Practices

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Jonah Rockoff: Professor of Finance and Economics at the Columbia Business School Jonah Rockoff discusses current problems regarding information in the teacher job market and efforts to improve teacher hiring practices. Classroom observation is one point which although is limited in its power, has been agreed by both researchers and practitioners as an important evaluation. Rockoff mentions how there is increased predictive power by using more predictive indicators of performance but at the same time principals do not seem to be using this criteria which infers that there is room to improve hiring practices.  

Educator Labor Markets - Former Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Antwan Wilson: Leveraging Incentives and Stories

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Former Oakland Unified School District superintendent Antwan Wilson discusses challenges regarding effective teacher supply. He talks about making teaching an attractive profession with an emphasis on cultural and social values. He also discusses efforts for effective distribution of teachers across schools in the district with localized hiring practices.

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Educator Labor Markets - Tim Sass: Teacher Loan Forgiveness

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Tim Sass recently spoke with Peter Goff about the work that Sass has conducted on teacher loan forgiveness as a way to improve the labor force in education.

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Educator Labor Markets - Dan Goldhaber: Labor Shortages in Education

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Peter Goff interviews Dan Goldhaber, Director of the Center for Education Data & Research and Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) about labor shortages in education, whether teacher prep programs are hitting the mark, and why we need to stop seeing teachers as generic.

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Educator Labor Markets - Tony Evers (WI): The Importance of Being Valued in Education

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Peter Goff sits down with Wisconsin State Superintendent Tony Evers to converse around fixing teacher shortages, and changing the rhetoric and the perception around teaching.

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Educator Labor Markets - Kirabo Jackson: Matching Teachers to Schools

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Peter Goff interviews Northwestern's Kirabo Jackson about teacher-school fit, incentives in education, and what the current teacher shortage really boils down to.

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Educator Labor Markets - Peter Goff: Introduction to Educator Labor Markets

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Peter Goff leads viewers through the first Cool Thinking on Hot Topics series on labor markets in education. Goff begins with an introduction to the current way in which problems are solved in education, and suggests a shift in paradigm to help improve the challenges facing education today.

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