Retention

Education news, analysis, and opinion about efforts to keep school and district staff from leaving their jobs
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Recruitment & Retention From Our Research Center How Many Teachers Are Retiring or Quitting? Not as Many as You Might Think
An EdWeek Research Center survey found that teacher resignations in the year leading up to August 2022 were only slightly above 2019.
Libby Stanford, August 10, 2022
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Recruitment & Retention Spotlight Spotlight on Teacher Retention
This Spotlight will help you investigate how schools can hold onto valued staff, learn how to build a healthier school culture, and more.
July 29, 2022
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Teaching Profession From Our Research Center Better Pay Would Keep Teachers From Quitting. But There's More to It
We asked teachers which financial incentives would keep them in their jobs. Here's what they said.
Stephen Sawchuk, July 27, 2022
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School & District Management 7 Ways to Reduce Principal Burnout
Two researchers culled strategies from positive psychology to improve principals' job satisfaction.
Apoorvaa Mandar Bichu, July 26, 2022
4 min read
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Recruitment & Retention Letter to the Editor A Note of Appreciation
A retired administrator shares why it's so important to appreciate colleagues in this letter to the editor.
July 12, 2022
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Recruitment & Retention The Latest Perk Schools Are Using to Attract Teachers: 4-Day Weeks
The pros, the cons, and the unknowns of a shorter school week.
Elizabeth Heubeck, June 29, 2022
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Recruitment & Retention Push Is on to Grow and Nurture Latino Teacher Pipeline
Latinos for Education has created a new advisory council to better inform federal policies on hiring and retaining more Latino educators.
Ileana Najarro, June 24, 2022
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Recruitment & Retention The Stay Interview: How It Can Help Schools Hold Onto Valued Staff
Don't wait for people to resign before finding out what could have kept them from leaving.
Elizabeth Heubeck, June 22, 2022
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Recruitment & Retention 6 Insights on Teaching Shortages
Pandemic teaching shifts, bad press, and uneven workloads all contribute, said panelists at a webinar this week.
Apoorvaa Mandar Bichu, June 16, 2022
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New Mexico Army National Guard specialist Michael Stockwell helps Alamogordo High School freshman Aiden Cruzon Feb. 8, 2022, in Alamogordo, N.M. Dozens of National Guard Army and Air Force troops in New Mexico stepped in to assist with the shortage of teachers and school staff members during the coronavirus pandemic.
New Mexico Army National Guard specialist Michael Stockwell helps Alamogordo High School freshman Aiden Cruzon Feb. 8, 2022, in Alamogordo, N.M. Dozens of National Guard Army and Air Force troops in New Mexico stepped in to assist with the shortage of teachers and school staff members during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Recruitment & Retention Video How Can We Solve the Teacher Staffing Shortage?
Peter DeWitt and his guests discuss how leaders can create an environment in which educators feel valued and rewarded for their work.
Peter DeWitt, June 16, 2022
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Recruitment & Retention Why Understanding Principal Turnover Is Important for Teacher Retention
A new study on principals in Texas argues that longer principal tenure can have positive effects on teacher retention.
Denisa R. Superville, June 15, 2022
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Students board buses at Frances Slocum Elementary School in Marion, Ind., after classes on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Marion Community Schools is looking for more bus drivers.
Students board buses at Frances Slocum Elementary School in Marion, Ind., where the school district has struggled to fill open positions for bus drivers—part of the larger wave of staffing shortages in schools.
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Recruitment & Retention How School Staffing Shortages Are Hurting Students
Essential nonteaching school employees are in high demand, and when their positions go unfilled, high-need students suffer most.
Mark Lieberman, June 15, 2022
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Staffing Our Schools Special Report Why Staffing Schools Is Harder Than Ever
Why schools are struggling to recruit and retain staff and how it affects student learning.
June 15, 2022
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Recruitment & Retention Collection Staffing Our Schools
Why schools are struggling to recruit and retain staff and how education leaders can start to solve the problem.
June 15, 2022