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.
As New York's schools brace for an influx of students from Puerto Rico, the state Board of Regents wants to certify teachers coming from the island to help instruct the youngest storm refugees displaced by Hurricane Maria.