Tackling turnover

February 2023

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Educator retention is about caring for those who care for others

This issue asks: What support do educators at all levels need to be satisfied, strong, and successful for the long term?

A supported workforce is a strong workforce 

Missouri centers professional learning in its plan to recruit and retain teachers.

When we invest in coaching, we invest in teachers 

Expert educators from around the world describe the many ways coaching can support teacher retention.

How districts and states are addressing teacher turnover

A scan of U.S. initiatives shows we need multiple entry points and action steps for boosting teacher retention.

How professional learning supports teacher retention

Infographic shows current trends in educator turnover and how professional learning can help.

A ‘one, some, all’ approach wraps educators in layers of support 

In the face of shortages and turnover, a Massachusetts district supports multiple avenues to recruit and retain high-quality educators.

Principal turnover is too high. Principal supervisors can help

Five education leaders highlight how principal supervisors can improve principals’ job satisfaction and retention.


What do Standards for Professional Learning look like in practice? 

A vignette depicts how standards-aligned learning helps shape an educator’s equity-centered career path.

Through the lens

How to implement standards to tackle turnover.


What does equity require of me? 

An equity inquiry cycle takes a systems approach to dismantling inequity.

How to translate professional learning to virtual settings 

An effort to create high-quality online learning experiences that make professional learning flexible and convenient.

Learning-oriented leadership cultivates teacher leaders 

When administrators use a developmental lens, teachers are empowered to share leadership.


Look to research for guidance on retaining teachers

Studies offer insight into factors driving teacher turnover and how professional learning can help.

Data points 

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