Creating Sustainable Teacher Career Trajectories: A 21st Century Imperative
December 12, 2013
The greatest challenge to staffing the nation's classrooms with the most motivated, highly qualified teachers is making teaching an attractive profession with career opportunities for those who seek those challenges. According to The New Teacher Project, currently the 20 percent of teachers deemed irreplaceable due to their success, actually end up leaving their schools due to neglect and inattention.
In this report, NNSTOY and Pearson offer a new vision of teacher career pathways for the 21st century that holds promise for recruiting and retaining excellent teachers who further student learning. The report takes a close look at the conditions necessary to develop sustainable teacher career pathways in order to make teaching a more attractive career option for a new generation of teachers.
Please join a distinguished panel of educators, policymakers, and researchers to examine the ideas presented in this paper and their potential impact on the teaching profession.