Thursday, September 10, 2015

Purdue Dean Co-Chairs Teaching Commission with Ritz

Superintendent Glenda Ritz appointed a Blue Ribbon Commission on the Recruitment and Retention of Excellent Educators. The commission's 49-members will include educators, key stakeholders and legislators and will develop strategies to help recruit and retain excellent educators throughout the state. The dean of Purdue's College of Education, Maryann Santos de Barona will serve as co-chair with Ritz. She voiced concerns about the current state of the teaching profession in Indiana.

Indiana has seen an 18 percent drop in the number of initial teacher li­censes issued over the past five years, and schools of education have experienced declining enrollments. Read more about the commission here.