Discover how school and district leaders can approach planning for teacher absences as part of a broad staffing strategy to promote teacher retention and wellbeing.
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How to manage unfilled teacher vacancies with long-term subs
More than a quarter of teachers miss 10 or more school days annually. These chronic absences negatively impact student learning, resulting in disengagement and a decrease in test scores. Teacher absences are an inevitable part of the school year. Despite…LEARN MORE
How can schools use roving substitute teachers?
Even though unexpected teacher absences are a regular part of running a school, they can be challenging for administrators to manage. When a teacher calls out sick, admins often have less than two hours to find a substitute teacher for…LEARN MORE
How subs can support teacher mental health
This back-to-school season, teacher mental health is top of mind for school and district administrators. In a May 2022 article EdSurge reports, “teachers haven’t just reached their breaking point, but surpassed it, further imperiling a profession that has long struggled…LEARN MORE
4 staffing strategies that support your teachers
About the Author: Chioma Ellis is a former K-12 administrator and classroom teacher. The 2019-2020 school year is fast approaching (and has actually already started in some regions), and K-12 administrators around the country are making their final preparations for…LEARN MORE
Superintendent’s take: How to retain new teachers
Explore four strategies to help your school or district retain new teachers.LEARN MORE
Superintendent’s take: How to plan for PTO and sick days
See tips from a New Jersey superintendent on how schools can stay one step ahead of holiday and flu season teacher absences.LEARN MORE