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Teacher Retention

Fixing the Leaky Bucket: Teacher Recruitment or Retention?

Ellen Moir | Posted 08.01.2014 | Education
Ellen Moir

Recruitment is important, but the leaky bucket is not a challenge we can just recruit ourselves out of. We can attempt to continuously replace these teachers, or we can do what it takes to stem the flow.

The Springtime Teacher Shuffle

TNTP | Posted 06.18.2014 | Education
TNTP

In most large districts with shifting student enrollment, school-year budgets are unpredictable, so districts cut some teaching positions in the spring in anticipation of serving fewer students the next school year.

Fixing the Right Retention Crisis

TNTP | Posted 05.18.2014 | Education
TNTP

Good schools cannot be run without good teachers, yet we let them slip out the door every day. We lose far too many outstanding early career teachers who could give us years of fantastic service.

The Global Search for Education: Teach All

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.09.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Teach For America exists to address the incredible gaps in educational outcomes that persist along racial and socio-economic lines in our country. We believe this is the greatest civil rights issue of our generation."

How Do We Keep The 'Irreplaceable' Teachers From Leaving?

Posted 11.08.2012 | Education

In a follow-up to its report on teacher retention titled The Irreplaceables, The New Teacher Project examined retention patterns in the District of Co...

Before You Ask Them to Take This Job and Shove It...

Adam Saenz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.21.2012 | Education
Adam Saenz, Ph.D.

Maintaining an awareness of how you are managing your stress-- helpful or hurtful--can save a lot of heartache for everyone involved as you organize the changes you need to make to nurture your well-being.

Buying Ponies: What Works and What Doesn't in the Tough and Tumble World of Teaching

Adam Saenz, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education
Adam Saenz, Ph.D.

Unless one has actually taught in a classroom, it's virtually impossible to appreciate the personal effort and investment required to teach well.

Why Teachers Quit, And Why We Can't Fire Our Way To Excellence

| Aaron M. Pallas | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's "A Sociological Eye on Education" blog. In the past few weeks, two major reports on teach...

Joy Resmovits

Where Do The 'Irreplaceable' Teachers Go?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

The high rate of teachers cycling in and out of schools is detrimental to the education profession and worse for students, decades of policy and resea...

Five Steps to De-Stressing for Urban Teachers

Lori Ungemah | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education
Lori Ungemah

Here's what I have found helpful to de-stress after a rough day, week, month of working in my "failing" urban high school:

Report Emphasizes Need For Culture Change In Order To Attract, Retain Teachers In Struggling Schools

Posted 06.28.2012 | Education

A new report released by The Education Trust emphasizes the need for policy and culture changes in the public education sector, and not just updated t...

Closing The Revolving Door: What's Being Done To Keep Teachers?

Jessica Prois | Posted 07.21.2011 | Education
Jessica Prois

Leading education experts share ideas on what schools can do and are doing to keep teachers from leaving the profession.

Letter to the Lawrence, Kan. School Board

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.28.2011 | Education
Leonie Haimson

Reducing class size, particularly in the early grades, is one of the very few educational strategies proven to increase learning and narrow the achievement gap.

How to Find, Support, and Keep Good Teachers: A Recipe for Success

Alison Suffet Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alison Suffet Diaz

Our school is not simply lucky to have great teachers; finding them, supporting them, and keeping them is all by design, and serves as a blueprint for similar success.

Overhyping Teach For America, Undercutting Millions of Students

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

I'm concerned that Teach for America is being propped up by many as a cure-all for America's education woes, when it is nothing of the kind.