Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Hiring Freeze For Teaching Jobs in Gwinnett County

Monday, May 31st, 2010

ManyGeorgia counties are eliminating teaching jobs, and Gwinnett is no different, as they plan on putting a hiring freeze on teaching jobs in Gwinnett County (click here).

Counties across the state are being critized for sparing the highest ranks of central office school staffs while terminating teaching jobs left and right.

Gwinnett County is no except.

According to an analysis, while metro school districts have laid off “central office staff,” most of those cuts are lower-salaried jobs, not high-paid administrators. (Many of these folks function as cabinets to the superintendents, and I think few leaders ever want to get rid of their personal posses.)


Atlanta Teaching Jobs not Adding Up

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

There aren’t enough people available to fill a slew of Atlanta teaching jobs.

Public schools across the country are in desperate need of more math and science teachers. But some schools, including many in the metropolitan Atlanta area, are having problems filling vacancies. According to an article by WAGA, some schools are hiring teachers from other countries to fill vacancies.

For instance, a school board in Birmingham, Alabama, recently approved a measure to hire math and science teachers from the Philippines. This came only weeks after the same school system laid off dozens of American teachers, although officials said several of those teachers failed to meet federal standards.


Atlanta Education Jobs to Grow

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Anyone looking for an Atlanta education job is in luck, as the industry is expected to continue to grow.

In July 2008, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area’s education and health services industry employed a total of 257,200 people, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, an increase of 2.9 percent from last year. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, the state’s education services industry is expected to grow to 432,130 by 2014, up from 345,470 in 2004.

Atlanta’s public school system is run by the Atlanta Board of Education. As of 2007, the system had 49,773 students and 106 schools, including 58 elementary schools, 16 middle schools, 20 high schools and seven charter schools. There also are two alternative schools for middle and high school students, two single gender academies and an adult learning center.