Teacher shortages have made headlines around the country in recent months, including right here in Connecticut. How can districts do a better job of recruiting and retaining talented educators?
CEA President Kate Dias and Vice President Joslyn DeLancey discuss attracting teachers and keeping them in the classroom with Bloomfield Local President and elementary interventionist Gail Jorden in the latest episode of CEA’s podcast, Two T’s in a Pod.
In this episode, recorded at the beginning of the school year, the three talk financial incentives the state and districts can offer teachers, such as pandemic pension credits, housing credits, tax credits, and addressing low salaries caused by step freezes. They also discuss teaching conditions and workplace culture considerations that are essential to recruiting and retaining educators.
Listen to the episode below, or wherever you get your podcasts.