NNSTOY and Pearson Release New Research Paper

Creating Sustainable Teacher Career Trajectories:

A 21st Century Imperative

Executive Summary: Creating Sustainable Teacher Career Trajectories: A 21st Century Imperative

With half of the nation’s teachers planning to retire over the next decade, our research focuses on identifying practices that make teaching attractive for a new generation of educators. This document summarizes how lessons learned from recent initiatives can be applied more systematically across the teaching profession to meet 21st century career expectations. More detail available in the full report.

Full Report: Creating Sustainable Career Trajectories: A 21st Century Imperative 

Teaching has historically been described as an “unstaged occupation,” with few opportunities to access higher earning and higher status positions. The main opportunity for career advancement for teachers is leaving the classroom to become a school administrator. This report offers a new vision of teacher career pathways that holds promise for recruiting and retaining excellent teachers who further student learning, providing consistent access to excellent teachers.

With half of the nation’s teachers planning to retire over the next decade, our research focuses on identifying practices that make teaching attractive for a new generation of educators. This document summarizes how lessons learned from recent initiatives can be applied more systematically across the teaching profession to meet 21st century career expectations. More detail available in the full report.

 

Watch the release event and panel discussion of the report.

Presenters:

Kathy McKnight – Principal research director, Center for Educator Effectiveness, Pearson

Lynn Gaddis – IL State Teacher of the Year 1995

Catherine Fisk Natale – Education Consultant

Discussants:

Kimberly Worthy – DC State Teacher of the Year 2009 and teacher at Howard University Middle School

Jason Kamras – DC State Teacher of the Year 2005, National Teacher of the Year 2005, and Chief of Human Capital, DC Public Schools

Rick Hess – Resident Scholar and Director of Education Policy Studies, AEI

Moderator:

Katherine Bassett – Executive Director, NNSTOY





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