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Arizona is on the precipice of an educational cliff. Teachers can leave for salaries as much as 75% higher. Many educators are at retirement age. Schools in this state are having a hard time filling the many vacancies with qualified teachers. The Education Cliff podcast series explores these issues and the role community colleges and other organizations are playing in finding solutions. This podcast series is supported by F2 Family Foundation, Rio Salado College, and Intel.

Arizona is on the precipice of an educational cliff. Teachers can leave for salaries as much as 75% higher. Many educators are at retirement age. Schools in this state are having a hard time filling the many vacancies with qualified teachers. The Education Cliff podcast series explores these issues and the role community colleges and other organizations are playing in finding solutions. This podcast series is supported by F2 Family Foundation, Rio Salado College, and Intel.

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United States

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Arizona is on the precipice of an educational cliff. Teachers can leave for salaries as much as 75% higher. Many educators are at retirement age. Schools in this state are having a hard time filling the many vacancies with qualified teachers. The Education Cliff podcast series explores these issues and the role community colleges and other organizations are playing in finding solutions. This podcast series is supported by F2 Family Foundation, Rio Salado College, and Intel.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 2: Better Opportunities Elsewhere

4/8/2021
Before Arizona can fix its teacher recruitment issues, they have to address an even bigger problem: the fact that almost half of all teachers quit within three years. Some leave to teach in states with higher salaries, while others leave the profession entirely. While community organizations can't fix the pay or funding, they can support early-career teachers and give them the resources they need in order to stay. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:21:50

Episode 1: Where Have All The Teachers Gone?

3/25/2021
Arizona's schools are in trouble. Why? They can't recruit enough teachers, and often, they can't retain the ones they do hire. Many classrooms are led by teachers with emergency certification. A large number of teachers are nearing retirement age -- and there isn't a corps of qualified replacements lined up. In a state that ranks near the bottom for per-pupil spending, nonprofits and community colleges are the only things keeping Arizona's kids from falling off the education cliff. See...

Duration:00:23:39