Afterschool As A Teacher Pathway: A Briefing Paper

This issue brief, published by Temescal Associates and How Kids Learn Foundation, outlines how out-of-school time (OST) programs can provide a professional pathway into relieving the national teacher shortage, which has worsened during the pandemic. There are advantages to this pathway such as: (1) knowledge and skills that OST professionals gain are similar to those required of teachers; (2) many OST professionals are people of color who bring a unique understanding of the communities youth come from; and (3) surveys show that OST professionals are interested in this pathway. The brief includes interviews with system planners and participants in teacher pathway programs. A companion webinar can be found at:

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Sam Piha and Samantha Fasen
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Issue brief
18 pages
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