Only 17 percent of teachers tracked in a federal longitudinal study left the profession, far fewer than the often-cited 50 percent.
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January 08, 2015
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December 11, 2014
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November 14, 2014
Few teachers took the transfer bonuses, possibly because many didn't seem to know about them.
November 10, 2014
By a razor-thin margin, Washington state voters approved a bill to lower class sizes and hire more school personnel.
October 23, 2014
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June 24, 2014
A teacher-retention bonus helped keep top teachers in Tennessee's low-performing schools, a new study finds.