Documentary Screening: "Teachers Who Are Not Teaching: Who Are They and How Do We Get Them Back"

Thursday, March 3, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

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In Michigan, approximately 60,000 certified teachers do not teach in public schools. A new documentary explores why.

The GVSU Charter Schools Office invites all members GVSU and the community to a documentary screening about Michigan's teacher shortage and what we can do to get teachers back into classrooms. 

“Teachers Who Aren’t Teaching: Who Are They and How Do We Get Them Back ” stems from a REL Midwest study that examined teachers' reasons for not teaching. Featuring interviews with research experts, schools and practitioners in Michigan, the documentary examines ongoing efforts to attract and retain teachers in Michigan, and the success and challenges of these efforts. 

A brief open dialogue on the issue will follow the documentary.

This is a free event open to the public. Due to seating capacity, we ask you to please complete the RSVP form if you plan to attend.

Location Information

Loosemore Auditorium, Richard M. DeVos Center, 401 Fulton St W E, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Contact Information

Please contact the GVSU Charter Schools Office ([email protected]) if you have questions. 

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