National|Op-eds | February 19, 2018

Weisberg & Campbell: 3 Ways Charter Schools Can Make Sure They Recruit, Hire, and Retain the Teachers They Need

Summer vacation may still be months away, but school leaders across the country are already gearing up to hire teachers for the next school year. Many will find themselves in the same predicament they’ve faced for years: scrambling until the last minute to fill open positions, especially in crucial subjects like math, science, and special education….

In Indianapolis, the local nonprofit The Mind Trust recently analyzed projected teacher needs across the city’s charter sector and plans to use the data to inform the way it supports schools of all kinds. In New Orleans, where most schools are charters, the nonprofit organization New Schools for New Orleans collects school-specific data and identifies retention rates and projected vacancy rates, which schools and networks can use to develop talent strategies…