How to Reduce Turnover in the Teaching Profession

Teacher retention is a big issue within the teaching profession today. For a variety of reasons, it can be difficult to hold on to teachers. Up to 90 percent of vacancies in the teaching profession are non-retirement leaves – teachers that scatter and contribute to the nationwide teacher shortage.
Today on, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox looks at various ways that a stable work environment can create maintain the current level of the teaching workforce. Janelle’s ideas include:

  • Improve Hiring Practices
  • Improve Administrative Support and Working Conditions

Janelle sums up her article in this manner: “Retaining excellent teachers is critical for the academic success of all students. Luckily, there is a lot of research that is being conducted on how to decrease teacher turnover and increase the likelihood that teachers will stay in the profession until retirement. To ensure that the turnover rate remains low, policymakers must address this issue now by following the strategies mentioned above.”

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