A National Teacher Recruitment and Retention Summit: Convening Document

In late February 2020, the Association for Career and Technical Education held a national convening with 100 leaders from across multiple sectors to discuss CTE teacher recruitment, preparation and retention issues. The national convening focused on actions to address the challenge of the CTE teacher pipeline and ways to replicate those practices via a national strategy. Central to this conversation was a focus on the use of common data and collaboration in sharing promising practices. An additional Summit focus on teacher preparation evolved as many of the attendees hailed from CTE teacher education programs at four-year universities.

This document provides a synopsis of the Summit and a set of recommendations derived from the event. While we did not capture all that took place during the conference, we have highlighted panel presentations and summaries of some of the important conversations. Three issue “buckets” were used during the event. These same three categories are used as organizational tools within this publication:

  1. Acquisition and use of data
  2. Preparation of educators
  3. Teacher Recruitment and Retention

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For additional information on this document, please contact Stephen DeWitt at sdewitt@acteonline.org.

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