Addressing the Arkansas Teacher Shortage

Proximity Learning livestreams certified teachers into districts in pursuit of greater educational equity
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Learning Model Built for Student Success

Proximity Learning uses its Enriched Live Instruction Model (ELIM) to make sure that students in your district are getting that best instruction possible. The goal of ELIM is to stimulate a classroom environment through ALWAYS live instruction from a teacher via streaming video.

The Proximity Difference

Live, Synchronous Instruction
We livestream our certified virtual teachers right into your district classroom. Your dedicated team works with your district to fit with your school’s bell schedule and other needs.
Built by Educators for Educators
Our partnership directors are past superintendents, principals and teachers who understand the harm that long-term vacancies can have on students.
Certified Teachers in Arkansas

Arkansas educators looking to teach online can teach in our partner schools across the country over livestreamed video. If you have a standard or professional license in Arkansas, Proximity Learning can support you through the license reciprocity process to work in states where this is required.

Virtual teaching has allowed teachers to continue their passion for teaching, make a difference in student lives or pursue other interests.

Proximity Learning teachers are not only certified, background checked, and experienced, but they're also dynamic, engaging, and caring. Learn more about our online teaching jobs in Arkansas.

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Teacher shortage in Arkansas

The teacher shortage crisis in Arkansas further highlights equity issues. Vacancies are concentrated in the Southern and Delta-regions of Arkansas where students are already underserved. The lack of qualified teachers in the area exacerbates the problem. According to TNTP, “Statewide, 30 districts have a workforce that includes at least 10% uncertified teachers. Of those, seven districts have more than 30% uncertified teachers, and in two districts—Helena-West Helena and Forrest City—more than half of teachers are uncertified.” These students are being taught by under qualified instructors. 

In April 2021, Frontline Education surveyed 1,200 district leaders to discover that two out of three respondents reported having teacher shortages in their schools. This is a record high since launching the survey in 2015.

Never Have Another Teacher Vacancy in AR

HR Backup Plan
Never have another teacher vacancy. Use our HR Backup Plan to ensure that when you can’t find a teacher, we will place a cutting-edge livestreamed teacher into your classroom.
Student Program
Expansion
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
High-Dosage
Tutoring
Data-driven entrance and exit benchmarks to get students ready for what’s next.
Virtual School
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
HR Backup Plan
Never have another teacher vacancy. Use our HR Backup Plan to ensure that when you can’t find a teacher, we will place a cutting-edge livestreamed teacher into your classroom.
Student Program
Expansion
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
High-Dosage
Tutoring
Data-driven entrance and exit benchmarks to get students ready for what’s next.
Virtual School
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
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Meet Your State Representative!
Jason Roppolo
Director of School Partnerships
Jason Roppolo is a Dallas Independent School District graduate who worked there for 13 years starting out as a youth action officer and working his way into special education administration. He made a transition into the K-12 industry with the goal to provide solutions that help solve district issues. | Dr. Jim Taliaferro is a consultant with Proximity Learning. He has extensive experience in all areas of education totaling 40 years, 32 of those as a principal and superintendent in Texas public schools.

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