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Who Stays in Teaching and Why: A Review of the Literature on Teacher Retention


"At a first-ever symposium for experts studying teacher recruitment and retention issues, NRTA: AARP's Education Community released a new publication, Who Stays in Teaching and Why? Prepared by The Project on the Next Generation of Teachers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Literature Review considers research that provides insight into problems of teacher shortage and turnover, offers a comprehensive explanation for why some able teachers leave the classroom prematurely, and suggests current strategies for increasing retention rates. The publication also recommends where further study is needed to help stem the high attrition rates for new teachers."