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Teacher Labor Markets: A working session to examine and address the issues

In honor of American Education Week, the UW-Madison School of Education invites you to participate in a working session to examine and address issues around teacher labor markets. Superintendents, school leaders and personnel administrators, and policy makers are encouraged to attend. Panelists include Professors Peter Goff and Gloria Ladson-Billings, a representative from the Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction, and an area school superintendent who will all share their research on the issues.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
159 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
Madison WI 53706

In honor of American Education Week, the UW-Madison School of Education invites you to participate in a working session to examine and address issues around teacher labor markets.

Panelists will draw upon their research to explore and discuss with participants these three main questions:

  • What do we know about the teacher labor market?
  • What more do we need to know?
  • What might we do to attract and retain a high-quality, diverse teaching force?


  • Superintendents
  • School Leaders
  • School Personnel Administrators
  • Policy Makers

Please feel free register a group of colleagues and come as a team!

2 p.m.                |  Welcome, introductions, & charge by Dean Diana Hess
2:15-3:15 p.m.  |  Panel Discussion
3:15-4:15 p.m.  |  Q & A moderated by Dean Hess
4:15-4:45 p.m.  |  Working session to address three main questions
4:45-5 p.m.       |  Reports and closing


  • Dr. Sheila Briggs, Assistant State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Division of Academic Excellence, will discuss trends in the Wisconsin teacher work force
  • Professor Peter Goff, Assistant Professor with the UW-Madison Dept. of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, will share his research using data from the Wisconsin Education Career Access Network (WECAN)
  • Professor Gloria Ladson-Billings, Professor with the UW-Madison Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction, will discuss her study, which examines why students of color select or do not select various teacher education programs
  • Dr. George Mavroulis, Superintendent of the Middleton/Cross Plains Area School District, will talk about the challenges and successes of recruiting and retaining a high-quality, diverse teaching force

After a brief question and answer period, we'll ask attendees to work in groups to brainstorm possible actions in relation to the questions posed.

Submit your registration at by Friday, Nov. 11

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