Retention

Chicago Public Schools Superintendent Janice K. Jackson, right, speaks on Feb. 11, 2021, during a news conference at the William H. Brown Elementary School in Chicago. In-person learning for students in pre-k and cluster programs began Thursday, since the district's agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union was reached.
Chicago Public Schools Superintendent Janice K. Jackson, right, announced earlier this week that she would depart the school system. Jackson, who assumed the superintendency in 2018, has worked for more than 20 years in CPS.
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School & District Management Has COVID-19 Led to a Mass Exodus of Superintendents?
This year has been exhausting for superintendents. Some experts say they're seeing an unusually high number of resignations this spring.
Stephen Sawchuk, May 6, 2021
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Special Report Retaining Great Teachers in a Time of Turmoil
Through original data and reporting, this report illuminates the barriers to keeping great teachers and offers some solutions.
May 5, 2021
Teaching Profession Video Voices From the Field | Black Male Educators on Pipelines and Retention
Black men account for only 2 percent of teachers, and their turnover rates are especially high. A look at the problems and potential solutions behind that statistic.
Jaclyn Borowski , May 4, 2021
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Recruitment & Retention Pay Raises and Pandemic Bonuses: Can They Keep Teachers in Classrooms?
Some states are proposing salary hikes and offering teachers one-time bonuses. Will the money have an effect on post-pandemic retention?
Sarah Schwartz, May 4, 2021
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Equity & Diversity What Black Men Need From Schools to Stay in the Teaching Profession
Only 2 percent of teachers are Black men. Three Black male educators share their views on what's behind the statistic.
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Teaching Profession 4 Ways Districts Are Giving Teachers More Flexibility in Their Jobs
After a year-plus of pandemic schooling, some experts are seeing momentum for district leaders to reimagine what teaching can look like.
Madeline Will, May 4, 2021
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Teacher and coach Howard Hill at the King William High School athletic track in King William, Va. on April 23, 2021.
Howard Hill, a coach and agriculture teacher at King William High School in King William, Va., considered leaving the profession early, but changed his mind because of the support he received from colleagues.
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Recruitment & Retention Principals and Teachers Don't Always See Eye to Eye. Can Getting In Sync Reduce Turnover?
Teachers and principals are not on the same page about why teachers teach, why they quit, and how to get them to stay.
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Teaching Profession Why Teachers Leave—or Don't: A Look at the Numbers
New EdWeek survey results reveal why teachers consider leaving the profession, and how the pandemic has changed their decisionmaking.
Liana Loewus, May 4, 2021
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42% of Principals are considering leaving their position. Are you one of them?
42% of Principals are considering leaving their position. Are you one of them?
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School & District Management Opinion 42 Percent of Principals Want to Leave Their Position. Will You Let Them?
There are specific reasons leaders cite for reasons they want to leave their positions. What can we do about it? Do we care?
Peter DeWitt, April 18, 2021
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Teaching Profession Teachers Are Stressed Out, and It's Causing Some to Quit
Stress, more so than low pay, is the main reason public school teachers quit. And COVID-19 has increased the pressure.
Madeline Will, February 22, 2021
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Recruitment & Retention Webinar EdRecruiter 2020 |The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on K-12 Recruiting and Retention
The pandemic has made for an unprecedented period in K-12 education. It has forced educators at every level to rethink how they do their jobs; to prepare to pivot to a different method of delivering
December 2, 2020
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Teaching Profession Opinion Are We Compassionate Enough in Schools?
Compassion is often seen as a weakness, but schools should offer as much compassion as possible, and not just to students.
Matt Fleming, December 1, 2020
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Teaching Profession Opinion Teacher Demoralization Isn't the Same as Teacher Burnout
The pandemic has made it harder for teachers to access the moral rewards of their work, writes education professor Doris A. Santoro.
Doris A. Santoro, November 11, 2020
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