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Recruiting Teachers to High-Need Schools: A Career Pathway that Builds on California's Afterschool Infrastructure
Mar 17, 2010
Download file: afterschool_brief_032010.pdf
The state’s current teacher shortage and severe budget crisis require public, nonprofit and private institutions to work together and develop new strategies to meet the demand for skilled and knowledgeable teachers. This policy brief highlights an innovative approach to recruiting and preparing effective teachers, one that involves developing stronger partnerships, capitalizing on the availability of new federal resources and expanding promising models. The success of local career ladder initiatives in developing high-quality teachers points to a larger opportunity to leverage California’s afterschool infrastructure in meeting the need for effective teachers.