Hiring and Keeping the Best Teachers

What are the best strategies for recruiting and hiring teachers? Once a school opens its doors to the best educators, how should it keep them happy and productive?

Many of the issues around teacher retention revolve, surprisingly, not so much around money as around administrative support for staff, opportunities for professional development, and a positive school culture. ASCD Express is seeking articles about successful strategies for hiring and retaining teachers—including merit pay, a growing issue especially in tough-to-staff districts.

ASCD Express is looking for short, 600- to 1,000-word essays on the theme “Hiring and Keeping the Best Teachers.” Guidelines for submissions are here. Please send us your submissions by September 8, 2010 (deadline extended).