Teacher Staffing in Providence Public Schools: Key Metrics and Strategic Insights
This year, challenges in staffing America’s public schools have erupted onto the front page of newspapers across the country. Sources as varied as the New York Times, Fox News, the American Federation of Teachers, and the American Enterprise Institute have all reported on the crisis in the teaching profession.
Partnerships between PPSD and RI Education Preparation Providers (EPPs)
How can PPSD and EPPs strengthen their partnerships to improve student teaching experiences and support the ongoing development of the broader educator workforce in the district?
Investing in the Future: How Rhode Island Districts are Spending Federal COVID-19 Funding and Why It Matters
Two years after the start of COVID-19, Rhode Island schools continue to grapple with the effects of the pandemic, including shifting operating procedures, continued staff and student absences, and changing health mandates.
Sustaining the Teacher Workforce: Teacher Retention in Providence
Two years after schools first closed for the Covid-19 pandemic and three years after the state takeover, teacher retention rates in the Providence Public School District have dipped but remain higher than other comparable urban districts.
Using content from our design principles brief, Advancing Student Learning and Opportunity through Voluntary Academic Summer Programs, this toolkit offers facilitator resources for strategy sessions and workshops aimed at creating more effective summer learning programs for K-12 students.
Attracting Talent to Providence: The Challenge of Teacher Recruitment
Despite more positions to fill and higher-than-usual retirement numbers during the pandemic, PPSD hired earlier across the spring of 2020 and significantly reduced vacancies by the start of the school year.
Staffing Schools Before Students Arrive: Filling Teacher Vacancies in Providence
Every year, far too many students across the country begin school without a permanent teacher in place in their classroom. These teacher vacancies arise for many reasons – schools do not complete their hiring on time, teachers resign late in the summer, and new positions arise at the last minute.