Pathways Recommendation

Examine hiring practices and other human resources policies and adjust as needed to ensure vacancies are filled with high quality educators. For example, in order to identify vacancies early and ensure that late hiring timelines are not a barrier to recruitment, provide a monetary incentive for early notification of resignation or retirement and a monetary penalty for late notice.

Pathways Action Map > Expectation 3: Education Action 3.14: Adjust Hiring Practices to Ensure High-Quality Educators

Why This Matters

Teacher vacancies impact student learning and achievement.1 They also require schools and districts to expend more resources on hiring and training new staff from year-to-year. Many public school districts have not kept pace with the human capital innovations and best practices of other fields.2 Reviewing and adjusting hiring practices can help to minimize vacancies and ensure students have access to high-quality teachers all year long.

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