In New Hampshire and nationally, schools are facing a critical shortage of qualified educators, school staff, and school leaders. And, New Hampshire is among the states with the smallest proportion of educators of color in the classroom, despite the growth in diversity in the state.
Our state and our communities must come together to think about how we can recruit and retain great teachers, great staff, and great leaders, so that our young people can thrive in the classroom and in their communities.
Reaching Higher NH is supporting these critical conversations by:
- Collecting and analyzing state-based data and educator voices
- Advancing ideas on how our state can attract and retain qualified school staff
- Demonstrating how school staff that is reflective of its students and communities is essential to creating an inclusive, supportive learning environment
- Finding out what motivates educators and school staff to move between schools, districts, and careers
- Identifying how our schools and communities can support school staff at all levels
Reaching Higher NH will kick off this work in Fall 2022, with the release of our statewide survey of educators and school staff who are changing positions or leaving the profession, which was administered in Spring 2022 in collaboration with 15 professional education organizations in New Hampshire. To keep informed about the survey results, sign up for our newsletter to get alerted when we publish the findings.
- Supporting Growing Diversity in NH Schools (Webinar hosted by UNH Carsey School for Public Policy)
- Partnering for Success: Building a Strong Teacher Workforce Through Apprenticeships (Education Commission of the States)
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