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#PANeedsTeachers: Addressing Pennsylvania’s Teacher Shortage Crisis Through Systemic Solutions


The Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators will host a briefing on the newly released report - #PANeedsTeachers: Addressing Pennsylvania’s Teacher Shortage Crisis Through Systemic Solutions on Thursday, February 23, at 11:30 a.m.  Laura Boyce, Teach Plus Pennsylvania, and Amy Morton, National Center on Education & the Economy (NCEE), will join us on this webinar to highlight key takeaways from this report and to provide district-level strategies to address this crisis and provide advocacy talking points.  

Pennsylvania’s teacher shortage has been described as a “crisis” and “the biggest threat facing not only our educational system but our future prosperity as a commonwealth.” This crisis has been accelerated by the pandemic, but its root causes are long-term and systemic. As a result, bold, structural solutions will be necessary to address the root causes of educator staffing challenges and transform teaching into a desirable profession that attracts and retains highly qualified and diverse educators to shape not only our children’s futures but also our commonwealth’s future economy and workforce.

This report summarizes the ideas that emerged from the PA Needs Teachers Summit, hosted by Teach Plus and the National Center on Education & the Economy (NCEE) in September 2022, which brought together leaders from across education and government sectors to understand the scale of educator shortages, explore root causes, and identify solutions.

The briefing will be recorded and posted for review at your convenience if you are not able to join us on Thursday.

Join Dr. Sherri Smith for an overview of this important information.

Must be a PASA member to attend, no registration necessary!

A ZOOM link will be sent out to all members prior to this event.