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July 23, 2015

Is the Teaching Profession Going Backwards?

A PBS NewsHour report suggests that the teacher job market may be returning to "old patterns" in terms of demographics and job stability.

June 24, 2015

Parents in Colo. District Launch Website to Chronicle Teacher Turnover

Unhappy with recent decisions by the local school board, a group of parents in Jefferson County, Colo., has created a website to chronicle an expected wave teachers' departures from their district over the next year.

May 05, 2015

Surveys: Teachers Underappreciated, But Satisfied With Their Work (Mostly)

According to two new surveys, a majority of Americans think K-12 teachers are underappreciated and underpaid, but most teachers are satisfied with their jobs anyway.

April 30, 2015

Teachers Without Mentors Leave the Profession Much Faster, Study Finds

A new longitudinal study establishes updated rates for teacher retention and mobility, and looks at possible factors behind each.

April 28, 2015

Amid Teacher Shortages, Calif. Districts Look for Ways to Fill the Gaps

The Great Recession forced California, like many other states, to lay off thousands of teachers. Now some big districts in the state are facing teacher shortages, and are weighing how to fill the gaps.

April 21, 2015

Fewer High School Students Show Interest in Teaching, Study Says

A new study from ACT Inc. shows that fewer students are interested in the teaching profession than just a few years ago.

March 20, 2015

For Students Who Want to Be Teachers, New Documentary Explores Obstacles

"The Road to TEACH" follows the cross-country road trip of three 20-somethings who are considering careers in education despite discouragement from parents and peers.

January 09, 2015

The Idea That Half of New Teachers Leave Within Five Years Is Likely a Myth

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.

November 13, 2014

Educators, Researchers Debate What Makes Teachers Great

In a roundtable conversation, accomplished educators explore the question of what makes a great. And researchers have some ideas of their own.

October 10, 2014

Researchers Offer Prescriptions for Retaining Teachers

A panel of education experts says that the nation's understaffing problem is about retention, not recruitment. The solutions? Better leadership and more freedom for teachers.

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