Teachers are bailing out of high-poverty schools. Some say that needs to change

June 16, 2017

The Strategic Data Project's research on teacher effectiveness in the Wake County Public School System is referenced in the following The News & Observer article.

By the time most Wake County students return to class in August, a fifth of their teachers will likely have either changed schools in Wake or left the school district entirely.

The annual turnover among Wake’s 10,000 teachers creates challenges in which beginning teachers get more lower-scoring students than experienced educators do – and high-poverty schools have higher teacher turnover.

Now school leaders want to re-examine how teachers are assigned and allowed to transfer between schools.


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