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REL Midwest Event: Teachers who aren’t teaching: Who are they and how do we get them back? Film & Panel Discussion
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October 13, 2021

Time: 2:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. Central Time

Location: Virtual

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Description: Join REL Midwest and Detroit Public TV for a screening of the new documentary, “Teachers who aren’t teaching: Who are they and how do we get them back?” This documentary addresses why certified teachers in Michigan aren’t teaching in public schools and what state policymakers and district leaders could do to bring them back in the classroom. The virtual screening will be followed by a live panel discussion.

Partnership or Research Alliance: Midwest Alliance to Improve Teacher Preparation

Audience: Teachers, school leaders, district leaders, parents, policymakers, state education agency staff


  • Natalya Gnedko-Berry, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, REL Midwest
  • Leah Breen - Director of the Office of Educator Excellence, Michigan Department of Education
  • Rajeshri Bhatia - Founder and Lead Thinker, School Smarts
  • Ben Pineda - 8th grade social studies teacher, Haslett Middle School
  • Moderator Maggi Ibis, Research Associate, REL Midwest

Resources: Watch the documentary and access the viewing guide here.

Maggi Ibis
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