Teacher turnover nationwide is 15% per year--and 20% in high-needs schools. Almost half of teachers leave within their first five years. With all the perks--free or subsidized health care, union representation, and all that vacation time--why are so many teachers "dropping out" of the profession?
All Blog Posts With teacher training Tag or Category
July 21, 2014
June 25, 2014
Western Governors University Teachers College is an online degree program that costs $6,000 a year, and it's ranked the best secondary-education program for teachers in the country.
June 17, 2014
The organization's second annual review of preparation programs finds few places that adequately prepare teachers for addressing the language and literacy needs of English-learners.
May 13, 2014
Although we hold different positions, we do agree that training matters and that current policy rhetoric is sometimes irresponsible.
April 07, 2014
Rethinking how ESL teachers are prepared to support ELLs under new, more rigorous standards in reading, math, and science is essential, three English-learner experts write.
February 04, 2014
The Data Quality Campaign and a host of partners are urging states to promote policies that will foster better use of student data by educators.
October 04, 2013
The "status" of teachers varies widely across countries, according to a new survey, with teachers in China having the highest social standing of those countries measured.
July 22, 2013
A former teacher says that teacher-preparation programs should be modeled after medical schools.
July 19, 2013
In what some are saying is a first-of-its-kind moment, critics of Teach for America are beginning to pool their efforts to counter the program.
June 21, 2013
Simply put, as a society we're not going to inspire vast numbers of our top college students to enter the field of teaching until we've figured out a way to make teaching as attractive as financial services or high tech.