States could also consider mitigating current teacher shortages by loosening or wavering requirements for renewing teacher licenses and/or license reciprocity. Given the high rates of state unemployment compared to the previous year, such actions may provide a welcomed opportunity for previous educators to rejoin the teacher workforce. Any of these steps combined with a targeted marketing campaign to reach applicable individuals may be a way to boost the teacher and substitute applicant pool to address shortages. Additionally, districts and states need to track real-time teacher supply and demand metrics to adjust quickly to rapidly changing conditions. RC5 staff could support SEAs in assessing and addressing these needs.