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DPI Surveying School Districts on How They’ve Responded to Teacher Shortages

On April 20 the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) sent an email to each school district administrator in the state with a link to an electronic survey asking for information about the extent to which each district has experienced a shortage of qualified educators and what steps the district has taken to address such shortages.

In particular, this survey will gather information on the licensure areas that were difficult to staff in your district for the 2015-16 school year, and the methods your district used to fill the hard-to-staff positions. Additionally, the survey will ask for some quick responses to what your district is doing to attract, prepare, recruit, and retain teachers, pupil services professionals, and administrators. Continue reading DPI Surveying School Districts on How They’ve Responded to Teacher Shortages

Efforts to Assess Teacher Shortage Impacts Coming Soon

The Professional Standards Council (PSC) is a statutorily established council designed to assist and advise the state superintendent in improving teacher preparation, licensure and regulation, with a primary focus on classroom teaching.*

The WASB nominates two school board members to serve on this council, which has recently devoted much of its attention on advising the DPI on teacher shortage and teacher talent development issues. Currently, Peggy Hill-Breunig, President of the Waunakee School Board, and Dr. Gary Williams, President of the Brown Deer School Board, represent school boards and the WASB on the PSC. Continue reading Efforts to Assess Teacher Shortage Impacts Coming Soon