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July 18, 2019
Scenes from a Memphis job fair: How one veteran teacher is struggling to return to the kindergarten classroom
Ninety-seven percent of district positions are already spoken for. But like every year, a few positions in every grade and almost every subject remain open.
churning not learning
October 23, 2018
New research shows just how much losing a teacher midyear hurts students
The ill effects of teacher turnover identified in previous research may be driven largely by midyear departures, which might be more common than previously thought.
recruitment and retention
October 18, 2018
School districts counting on public support for higher teacher pay to pass new tax increases
Most school districts asking voters to approve local tax increases this November want to raise teacher pay.
October 16, 2018
Tennessee has a lot of early-career teachers, especially at schools with more students of color. Here’s why it matters.
This story is a part of the series Miseducation, a reporting partnership between ProPublica and Chalkbeat. We used federal data compiled and analyzed by ProPublica to explore inequities in education at the local level.
July 30, 2018
Read Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz’s letter to parents after dramatic staff turnover
Following that latest sign of discord, the charter network is set to convene a meeting this Wednesday to discuss “any concerns” parents might have.
July 25, 2018
Black teachers leave schools at higher rates — but why?
National data shows the problem isn’t just recruiting teachers of color, but retaining them as well.
war on teachers?
December 12, 2017
When union protections disappear, poor schools lose teachers, new research finds
Michigan's teacher-focused policy changes did not increase in teacher turnover. But at schools with lower test scores or more students in poverty, teacher churn jumped.
November 2, 2017
40 percent of teachers were gone from struggling New York City schools after two years, union data show
The teacher-turnover rate among schools in the "Renewal" program was far higher than the city's 23-percent average during the same period.
Ending the churn
October 19, 2017
A splintered system and lack of teachers have created instability for Detroit schools. Now, leaders are craving solutions.
Liberal school choice laws, a decentralized school system and a shrinking pool of available teachers have so destabilized the teacher labor force that many school leaders say they’re constantly looking for new educators to hire
December 20, 2016
To hire and keep good teachers as housing costs rise, Colorado school districts take on new role: landlord
With housing costs on the rise across Colorado, several school districts are creating subsidized employee housing as part of a strategy to recruit and retain teachers.
November 17, 2016
How a Nashville charter group is changing to keep its teachers for the long haul
RePublic Schools adopts family-friendly staffing policies that include shorter school days and a child care spending credit.
August 8, 2016
Teacher hiring tracker: Still 100 positions to fill on the first day of school in Memphis
About 100 Shelby County Schools classrooms still lack permanent teachers, Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said Monday, the first day of school.
August 24, 2015
To keep top teachers, principals of struggling schools offer bigger paychecks
City officials won't yet release hiring data for the $4.9 million leadership program, but people at Renewal schools say it's working, with some limitations.
May 28, 2015
More Colorado teachers left their school districts last year
Teacher turnover rates crept up in Colorado districts this year. How did your district fare?
maintaining the spotlight
April 6, 2015
Success Academy: A guide to the city’s largest, most controversial charter-school network
There has been an ongoing fascination with the city’s largest and most polarizing charter school network as it grows in size and in scope within the education landscape.
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