About the Report

The Frontline Research & Learning Institute’s annual report is now available, with more data and detail than ever before. The 2017-18 National Absence & Hiring Trends report reveals insights into the state of employee absences, substitute placement and hiring in K-12 over the past three years.

This report is based on data from 3,789,535 employees and 51,803,260 absences, as well as 11,692,309 job applications and 583,696 jobs posted in K-12 organizations across the country.

Download this report to discover:

  • What trends correlate with the substitute teacher shortage
  • How employee absences impacted instructional time during the 2017-18 school year
  • Which teaching positions take longest to fill, and how the average days-to-fill for teaching positions has changed since 2015
  • How employee absences, substitute activity and hiring patterns differ between rural, suburban and urban school districts

Looking for last year’s report?  View It Here