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Costly Teacher Turnover May Be Reduced Through Support

University of Pennsylvania professor Richard Ingersoll, a specialist in teacher retention and turnover, discusses the causes and costs of nearly half of all new teachers leaving their first jobs within five years.

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University of Pennsylvania professor Richard Ingersoll, a specialist in teacher retention and turnover, discusses the causes and costs of nearly half of all new teachers leaving their first jobs within five years. Research shows one of the biggest causes of teacher frustration is the disappearance of classroom autonomy. Keeping these new recruits connected to supports could be the answer to keeping them in the classroom. (NPR)

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