Education Report Roundup

Teacher Recruitment and Retention

By Debra Viadero — November 29, 2005 1 min read

The Denver-based Education Commission of the States has distilled research findings from 91 studies into a report offering practical answers to policymakers’ questions about teacher recruitment and retention.

“Eight Questions on Teacher Recruitment and Retention: What Does the Research Say?” is available from the Education Commission of the States.

The report offers research-based advice on how teachers’ compensation and working conditions can affect schools’ ability to attract and keep them, whether graduates of alternative-route programs teach as well as those who take more traditional career paths into the profession, and whether induction and mentoring programs keep new teachers on the job longer, among other issues.