Recruiting for Hard-to-Staff Schools

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In an article for School Administrator magazine, Sharon Kebschull Barrett, senior editor at Public Impact®, examines how districts can attract rock star teachers, especially to hard-to-staff schools and subjects. Four districts that implemented the Opportunity Culture® model — Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Cabarrus County, N.C., Syracuse, N.Y., and Nashville, Tenn. —  have found a way to keep great teachers in the classroom and reach more students, offering leadership opportunities, on-the-job training and higher pay. These districts now receive a significant number of high-quality applicants each year, allowing for selectivity in positions that once went unfilled.

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