Since 2010, the number of teachers certified annually in PA has fallen from over 20,000 per year to fewer than 7,000 per year. Over the past decade, teacher prep program enrollment has declined nationally by one-third, while PA’s teacher prep program enrollment has declined by over two-thirds.
Following the pandemic, teacher attrition has increased slightly while demand for teachers has also increased with the influx of federal stimulus dollars and greater focus on the academic and mental health needs of students, resulting in districts across the state competing to hire from a shrinking supply of highly qualified educators.
At a teacher shortage summit that I participated in this past Fall, there was general agreement among participants regarding some of the major impacts of the educator shortage:
Our Elevate Teachers package includes bills that will:
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