Nearly half of school districts across the country are facing a “severe or somewhat severe” shortage of substitute teachers, which can lead to full-time teachers missing out on professional development days, administrators being forced to cover classes, and multiple classes combining into one. Swing Education is helping to alleviate these issues with its on-demand marketplace that matches high-quality substitute teachers – both veteran educators and those who are just entering into the education community – with schools and districts that need them. This past school year alone, Swing Education has notably helped fill more than 100,000 teacher absences in classrooms nationwide.
Swing Education marries two methods schools currently use to find substitutes — staffing agencies that provide substitute teachers to schools and technology companies that offer software for schools to manage their own substitutes — to provide schools and districts with a complete substitute teaching solution. Swing Education provides qualified substitute teachers and easy-to-use software to schools, helping to relieve the burden of substitute teacher hiring and screening, as well as substitute teacher management.
Swing Education’s web app features a clear, accessible, and easy-to-use interface allowing administrators to reach hundreds of substitute teachers without ever picking up the phone. Substitutes can also accept requests on the go via their mobile devices.
For substitute teacher management, Swing Education provides end-to-end services including all billing/payment, support, training, implementation, and more for both substitute teachers and schools. These comprehensive services coupled with the tech-enabled platform make Swing Education an ideal solution for any school or district. Swing Education is the Cool Tool Award Winner for Best Hiring Solution, part of The EdTech Awards 2020 program from EdTech Digest. Learn more.