The Center for American Progress is addressing the teacher shortage with a nine step strategy that states can use under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Soft SkillsThe TeachStrong campaign has the objective of improving and supporting the teaching profession across the country.  The nine steps include increased compensation, stronger career pathways, and raising the requirements for licensing and evaluation.

In Nevada, where the teacher shortage is acute in some areas, some of the initiatives that Nevada has taken include scholarships and new regulations for evaluating teachers.

“There are some holes in these nine principles that we can certainly fill in,”  said Dena Durish, state deputy superintendent for educator effectiveness and family engagement “I’m excited about this new work.”

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