Right from the Start: DC’s Groundbreaking Teacher Hiring Strategy
Published September 2021
As districts continue to deal with the repercussions of the lingering coronavirus crisis, they have teacher vacancies to fill, a perennial problem complicated by the pandemic. This report, from FutureEd and EdCounsel, profiles the District of Columbia’s highly successful response to the problem. DCPS uses a multi-step process for vetting candidates, a state-of-the-art web portal, and data analysis to help schools select top applicants as early as possible in the annual hiring cycle, resulting in more effective and more diverse new hires.