The teacher shortage has continued to affect the recruitment efforts of schools across the country.
In our previous reports, COVID-19 and the effects of the pandemic were the primary reasons teachers left the workforce. Teachers today are leaving the profession for different reasons, and they're not all necessarily linked to the pandemic.
We surveyed our PK-12 partner schools across the country to learn more about current and upcoming hiring trends, and the factors most impacting the demand for teachers.
Through this report, we found that:
- The teacher shortage has continued to affect District, Independent, and Charter schools at even greater rates than recent years.
- Career growth opportunities, shifts in priorities — and flexibility in proximity and schedules — are the reasons behind increased teacher vacancies.
- Compared to our previous Mid-Year Reports, there is a decrease in anticipated teacher retention going into the next school year.
We also took a closer look at the impact of the teacher shortage on the candidate pool and the demand of schools on our platform.
Download the Mid-Year Report for Spring 2022 to find out more about this season's candidate pool.