Committing to solving Virginia's teacher shortage crisis.

The UVA K-12 Advisory Council has partnered with the Curry School of Education & Human Development, the Virginia Office of the Secretary of Education and the Virginia Department of Education to host two summits aimed at addressing Virginia's teacher retention crisis. In October 2016, the Commonwealth of Virginia had more than 1.000 vacant teaching positions. Over the course of two years, leaders have met to address the overarching issue of teacher shortage and one tactic of addressing the shortage: Teacher retention. 

  • 2019 Early Childhood Education Summit

    2019 Early Childhood Education Summit (Oct 22, 2019). The policy summit is the third to be hosted as a collaborative effort between the Curry School, the UVA K-12 Advisory Council, the Virginia Department of Education, and the Office of the Secretary of Education. Read more.

    Summit Agenda
    Summit Website
    Meeting Materials (Dropbox)
  • 2018 Teacher Retention Summit

    Education leaders, policymakers, and academic researchers gathered at the University of Virginia for a summit to discuss teacher retention in Virginia. Read more.

    Summit Agenda & Resources
    Policy in Virginia
  • 2017 Teacher Shortage Summit

    In October 2017, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and education leaders from across the state gathered at the Curry School of Education to seek innovative solutions to the teacher shortage. Read more.