This section discusses the issue of teacher recruitment and training. Topics range from emergency certification and teacher immersion programs to alternative and unorthodox methods being replicated across the country. New types of programs and techniques used to provide high quality teachers with professional support and mentoring, pre-service programs, retraining, and retention are covered. This content also includes teacher testing and accountability, staff development, and incentive creation.
The District’s public school system still needs to fill 450 teaching positions before the start of the next academic year. The city’s 63 charter operators also have hundreds of job vacancies at their schools.