teacher turnover

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    Despite complaints and booming economy, teachers remain in profession

    The N.C. State Board of Education posted the draft 2017-2018 State of the Teaching Profession in North Carolina report this weekend. All 115 LEAs reported their district-level employment data for the 2017-2018 reporting period. The calculations show that out of the 94,909 teachers employed during the 2016-2017 school year,…
    Terry Stoops, February 2, 2019
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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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    Study: Pension changes do not increase teacher turnover

    In an ILR Review study of pension structure and employee turnover, researchers Dan Goldhaber, Cyrus Grout, and Kristian Holden examined turnover among teachers enrolled in either a traditional defined benefit (DB) plan or a hybrid defined benefit-defined contribution (DC) plan offered by the Washington Department of Retirement Services.  The…
    Terry Stoops, July 13, 2017
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    Study defies conventional wisdom on teacher quality

    For decades, education researchers have concluded that low-income students are taught by less effective students than their higher-income counterparts.  These differences are then used to explain why there is an achievement gap between the two groups. A new study, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute…
    Terry Stoops, November 4, 2016
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    Drop in number of teachers who resigned to teach in another state

    During the 2014-15 school year, 1,028 teachers said that they resigned to teach in another state.  According to the draft 2015-16 State of the Teaching Profession Report, 828 teacher reported that they exited the classroom last year for that reason. Overall, around 0.9 percent of the 95,549 teachers employed…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2016
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    Focus on raising pay for early career teachers was the correct policy

    Below is another chart from the draft 2015-16 State of the Teaching Profession Report. The chart suggests that early career teachers are much more likely to leave the profession to teach in another state or change careers.  Raising the base salary for these teachers may begin…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2016
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    Departing teachers less effective than peers

    Here is a critical point from the draft 2015-16 State of the Teaching Profession Report. Additionally, analysis of the effectiveness of teachers who no longer remain employed in NC public schools shows that departing teachers are, on average, less effective than their counterparts who choose to remain employed in…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2016
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    Draft report: Teacher turnover rate was 9 percent last year

    The N.C. State Board of Education just posted the draft 2015-16 State of the Teaching Profession Report.  It indicates that the overall attrition rate for 2015-16 was 9.04 percent.  Note that the attrition rate includes retirees. Because of changes made to the report, N.C. Department of Public Instruction researchers…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2016