TeachPHL.org launched to address teacher shortage, draw new talent

TeachPHL.org is a recruiting hub formed to address the nationwide teacher shortage.

An initiative of the Philadelphia Citywide Talent Coalition, their goal is to provide “aspiring and current teachers with the information and resources they need to take on the mission of a lifetime and change lives,” their website says. “Whether you’re a lifelong Philadelphian or new to the city, everything you need to know about how to become an educator or advance your career in education can be found on TeachPHL.” 

The site includes a step-by-step guide to becoming a teacher in Pennsylvania, links to open jobs, recruiting information, and teacher residency programs.

Their “Why Philly” section highlights the best of the city, from the Eagles to open-air festivals to “foodie paradises.”

Scholarships and Educator Discounts are available as well.

The campaign was funded by a $250,000 state grant and seeks to attract career changers, out-of-state teachers, and new college graduates of any discipline.

In February, State Senator Vincent Hughes, who represents Philadelphia, introduced the Student Teacher Stipend Program which will pay student teachers $10,000 to $15,000 if they agree to work in high-needs districts.

For more information, you can click here for TeachPHL’s website, or here for the Philadelphia School District’s take on the initiative.

TeachinPhilly.com has plenty of information as well. Applications are now being accepted for the 2024-25 school year.

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Photo: TeachPHL.org