Addressing the New Jersey 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
Proximity Learning teachers are not only certified, background checked, and experienced, but they're also trained in our Enriched Live Instruction Model (ELIM) to ensure they’re dynamic, engaging, and caring.
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Teacher shortage in New Jersey

New Jersey has teacher vacancies in several essential subjects. "Reported shortages for the 2020-21 school year span science, math, special education, world languages, career and technical education and English as a Second Language,” according to a U.S. Department of Education database. 

Some short-term solutions have been raised. "Fearing a potential teacher shortage this fall, two New Jersey lawmakers want to allow retired educators in ‘critical need’ subject areas to go back to work while still collecting their pension." This is unsustainable as the teacher shortage grows and retirees are unwilling to return. 

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 NJ

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.
Districts Impacted in New Jersey
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Meet Your State Representative!
Mike Koblan
Director of School Partnerships
Mike Koblan is a Director of Partnership at PLI. He is tasked with leading our NJ team and brings over 16 years of experience in the field of technology and staffing. He began his career in technology consulting, staffing, and human resources. Mike has large enterprise consulting experience specifically within Technology. He transitioned into the education space and has not looked back! John decided to join PLI in August of 2021.

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