Recruitment, Selection, and Retention Strategies for a Diverse Massachusetts Teacher Workforce (Guidebook)
DESE and The New Teacher Project
Virtual Talent Guide
The New Teacher Project
Hiring During COVID-19
The Management Center
Guidance on Virtual Sourcing and Hiring
Teaching Innovation: New School Staffing Strategies Inspired by the Pandemic
For their contributions to this module, we'd like to thank DESE's Office of Charter Schools and School Redesign and the following members of the 2020-2021 Principal Advisory Cabinet:
Ashley Davis, Principal, Pauline A. Shaw Elementary School, Boston
Steven Moguel, Principal, Morgan Full Service Community School, Holyoke
Kristen Smidy, Principal, Hampshire Regional High School
*Folx (as opposed to its traditional spelling, "folks) can signal intentional inclusivity, particularly of transgender and non-gender-binary individuals.
Booker, Chaka. Mastering the Hire: 12 Strategies to Improve Your Odds of Finding the Best Hire. Harper Collins, 2020.
Bruno, Paul, and Katharine O. Strunk. "Making the Cut: The Effectiveness of Teacher Screening and Hiring in the Los Angeles Unified School District." Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, vol. 41, no. 4, 2019, pp. 426-460.
Gleischman, Kelly. "A Guide to 3 Virtual Hiring Event Types." Nimble, 2020.
Goldhaber, Dan, Cyrus Grout and Nick Huntington-Klein. "Screen Twice, Cut Once: Assessing the Predictive Validity of Applicant Selection Tools." Education Finance and Policy, vol. 12, no. 2, 2017, pp. 197-223.
Jacob, Brian, Jonah E. Rockoff, Eric S. Taylor, Benjamin Lindy, and Rachel Rosen. "Teacher Applicant Hiring and Teacher Performance: Evidence from DC Public Schools." Journal of Public Economics, vol. 166, 2016, pp. 81-97.
Peters, Mark. "Womyn, wimmin, and other folx." The Boston Globe, 2017.
The New England Secondary School Consortium Task Force on Diversifying the Educator Workforce. "Increasing the Racial, Ethnic and Linguistic Diversity of the Educator Workforce ." 2020.
Superville, Denisa. "To Recruit More Teachers of Color, This District Posted a Unique Job Ad." EducationWeek, 2019.
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