Carolina Classrooms: Recruiting and Supporting Teachers in SC - Feb. 28 on SCETV

Carolina Classrooms: Recruiting and Supporting Teachers in South Carolina

A new edition in SCETV’s educational series, airs February 28 at 7:00 p.m. on SCETV. The SC Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CERRA) Fall Supply and Demand Report “Executive Summary 2017-18 School Year” conveys that 6,705 teachers left positions during or at the end of the previous school year and at the beginning of the current school year districts reported that 550 teaching positions were still vacant. Twenty-two percent of first-year teachers hired for the previous year left their position during or at the end of the school year. Also, the number of hires coming from an instate preparation program has dropped 25% over the last five years. What is the best way to solve teacher recruitment and retention problems?

On this episode of Carolina Classrooms, we'll discuss some of the challenges facing South Carolina schools and share perspectives from educators, administrators and students around our state. We'll visit colleges and universities to see how teachers are taught and hear from students to find out why they would or would not consider a career in education. You are invited to join Host Dr. Lemuel Watson, USC professor and Executive Director of the Center for Innovation in Higher Education, for this interesting program as we look at the important issue of teacher recruitment and retention.

Guests include Dr. Debra Lee, Clinical Director of the Greenville Alternative Teacher Education Program; Surya Korrapati, a senior at River Bluff High School; Rush Johnston, a student at the Governor's School for Arts and Humanities in Greenville; and Craig King, Director of Governmental Affairs for the Palmetto State Teachers Association. In addition, we’ll hear from education professionals with CERRA and representatives from several South Carolina institutions of higher education.

Please plan to join us February 28 at 7:00 p.m. on SCETV for this important program! Carolina Classrooms is ETV's educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children. Each program focuses on key educational topics and initiatives in our state and provides a forum for education stakeholders to learn and be involved.

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