Key Areas of Work
Sustaining the Teacher Workforce: Teacher Retention in Providence
Two years after schools first closed for the Covid-19 pandemic and three years after the state takeover, teacher retention rates in the Providence Public School District have dipped but remain higher than other comparable urban districts.
What do we know about teacher hiring? Using early, open, and intensive hiring processes to build the teacher workforce
Over the next two years, school districts across the country will be receiving an unprecedented influx of short-term funding. Decision-makers may experience a natural tendency to use these stimulus dollars for one-time expenses such as instructional materials and educational technology.
Attracting Talent to Providence: The Challenge of Teacher Recruitment
Despite more positions to fill and higher-than-usual retirement numbers during the pandemic, PPSD hired earlier across the spring of 2020 and significantly reduced vacancies by the start of the school year.
Staffing Schools Before Students Arrive: Filling Teacher Vacancies in Providence
Every year, far too many students across the country begin school without a permanent teacher in place in their classroom. These teacher vacancies arise for many reasons – schools do not complete their hiring on time, teachers resign late in the summer, and new positions arise at the last minute.