Retaining Teachers: Fostering Conditions Where Talent Thrives

Education Evolving has launched a new blog series focused on the growing problem of teacher turnover, and telling the stories of schools, strategies, programs, and leaders that buck the trend.

Teachers have long been identified as the number one in-school factor that influences student outcomes. Conversely, teacher turnover is correlated with lower student outcomes and contributes to school cultures where churn and instability prevent positive change from taking root.

Fortunately, many schools around the country have fostered healthy and positive workplaces where a stable group of great teachers form the bedrock of learning programs where students thrive. The goal of this series is to present actionable insights and ideas to inform, inspire, and equip those working at the school, district, and state level to retain and support great talent.

The first posts of the series include a post introducing the series and a post that explores the data that’s available on the problem:

Teacher Turnover: An Overview of the Problem and Why It Matters

Why Teachers Leave: What the Data Say