Training, Pay Incentives Help Curb High School Teacher Turnover

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Recruiting and retaining top teaching talent is a struggle for many high schools.

More than 30 percent of new educators quit teaching after three years, and nearly half leave before hitting the five-year mark, according the nonprofit National Commission on Teaching and America's Future

.Even if teachers don't leave the classroom entirely, few stick around at schools with poor working conditions, such as no support from leadership, unmanageable class sizes, low wages, and a lack of respect, the National Education Association said in a 2008 newsletter.

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