State Policy Flexibilities in Response to COVID-19
Avoid Failing the Next Cohort of New Teachers

Publication March 20203 pages

With colleges and schools moving online to curb the spread of COVID-19, state leaders will need to act quickly to ensure that policies do not prevent student-teachers from graduating and becoming licensed to teach in the fall. This brief includes immediate and longer-term recommendations to prevent pandemic closures from escalating the teacher shortage crisis.