Sunday, May 6, 2012

Get Rid of Teachers or Encourage Them To Stay -- What's Best to Improve Schools?

The subject of teacher turnover is receiving new scrutiny with the recent publication of research that demonstrates that teacher turnover itself hurts student achievement, separate from the relative quality of the teachers who replace those who leave. Mark Simon, education policy analyst at the Economic Policy Institute authors a Commentary here that takes a fresh look at the strategies driving high rates of turnover in DCPS compared with a more collaborative and successful approach to improving a high poverty, low performing school in Montgomery County.