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July 27, 2015

Quality of Teacher Hires Improved During the Recession, Analysis Finds

Recessions appear to lead to an influx of more skilled teaching applicants, it says.

May 01, 2015

Research: Teacher-Retention Rates Higher Than Previously Thought

Only 17 percent of teachers tracked in a federal longitudinal study left the profession, far fewer than the often-cited 50 percent.

April 10, 2015

Teacher Exam in N.Y. Raising Difficult Questions About Diversity

Minority candidates are performing less well than their white peers on N.Y.'s tougher test.

January 08, 2015

Study Questions Stock Teacher-Turnover Stat

In contrast to the conventional wisdom, an estimated 70 percent of teachers stay in the profession after five years, an analysis of federal data shows.

December 23, 2014

Report Calls for Social Security Coverage for More Teachers

A new report warns that many teachers in states that don't extend Social Security benefits to public employees could end up with severe gaps in their retirement savings.

December 11, 2014

Maryland District Embarks On Teacher-Diversity Effort

The school system in Montgomery County, Md., is eyeing ways to improve the diversity of its teaching force.

November 14, 2014

Delaware Teacher-Transfer Program Attracts Few Takers

Few teachers took the transfer bonuses, possibly because many didn't seem to know about them.

November 10, 2014

Class-Size Reduction Measure in Washington State Squeaks Through

By a razor-thin margin, Washington state voters approved a bill to lower class sizes and hire more school personnel.

October 23, 2014

Study Questions 'Backloading' of Teacher Compensation

A paper found that teachers were willing to trade only 20 cents or less of current compensation for each dollar of additional pension wealth.

September 12, 2014

Half of Those Leaving Teaching Report Better Working Conditions in Other Jobs

In addition, about 8 percent of teachers reported leaving the profession in 2012-13.

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