A Possible Dream: Retaining California Teachers So All Students Learn Feature Summary

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Retaining California Teachers So All Students Learn
As part of an analysis of teacher retention in California, the Center for Teacher Quality at California State University conducted a study to better understand the factors that contribute to teacher attrition and turnover. Close to 2,000 current and former California public school teachers participated in an online survey, the data from which was used to examine the professional and personal reasons cited by those who leave teaching and those who remain in the classroom through several different educational lenses: low-poverty and high-poverty schools, elementary and high schools, and general education classrooms and special education classrooms. The resulting analysis provides a detailed description of the different strategies required to retain teachers in different types of schools.
May 20, 2008 - June 20, 2010