teacher attrition

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    It’s Good News, Not Bad, When Some Teachers Leave North Carolina

    Teachers who leave North Carolina are, on average, less effective than those who stay. That’s the conclusion of the Department of Public Instruction, as JLF’s Terry Stoops explains in his review of a new report on the state of the teaching profession in 2016-17. According to the report, much…
    Donna Martinez, January 12, 2018
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    Teacher attrition rate decreased last year

    The 2016-17 State of the Teaching Profession in North Carolina will be discussed by the State Board of Education today.  The N.C. Department of Public Instruction posted the report this morning. All 115 LEAs reported their district-level employment data this year. The calculations show that out of the 94,792…
    Terry Stoops, January 3, 2018
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    Drop in midyear teacher resignations in Wake County

    Keung Hui of the News & Observer published an article today that discusses Wake County teacher turnover findings (pdf) and various responses to them (including mine).  Hui writes, A total of 528 of Wake’s 10,000 teachers resigned between July 2014 and April 2015, a 14-percent drop from…
    Terry Stoops, May 8, 2015
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    Teachers unhappy, NCGA not blamed!

    Yes, I am surprised too. ABC 11 reports that parents who have children assigned to Lead Mine Elementary School have petitioned the Wake County Board of Education to remove Principal April Hill.  Petitioners claim, We’ve lost ten (10) staff members mid-year; 15 are planning to leave at the…
    Terry Stoops, May 7, 2015
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    Yeah, I’ll chime in on that teacher who said she was leaving NC for OH

    According to a blog post by Keung Hui of the News & Observer, A Wake County Teacher of the Year has resigned, just not the Wake County Teacher of the Year. Twitter has been lighting up since Monday with tweets about the “ Wake County Teacher of…
    Terry Stoops, July 8, 2014
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    New study on teacher effectiveness

    Educational Researcher (2011: vol. 40, no. 6, p. 271-80) just published an excellent article by Gary Henry (UNC-CH), Kevin Bastian (UNC-CH), and C. Kevin Fortner (GA State) titled “Stayers and Leavers: Early-Career Teacher Effectiveness and Attrition.”  The researchers examined teachers and test scores from North Carolina public schools. Henry and…
    Terry Stoops, October 7, 2011