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July 2, 2024

New Teacher Retention: Impacts, Challenges, and Solutions

For district and school leaders, the challenge of new teacher retention is not just a statistic on a spreadsheet; it’s a pressing reality that demands attention. Part of what makes the issue pressing is the broad scope of negative impact on students, families, budgets, and more.

As promising educators are lost again and again, students feel disruptions to the continuity and quality of their education and districts bear the fiscal cost of new teacher attrition repeatedly, due to separation costs like recruitment, hiring, and training expenses.

It’s time for a paradigm shift in how we approach new teacher retention. This ebook provides information on the importance of new teacher retention, current challenges associated with new teacher attrition, and new teacher retention methods for district and building leaders. Additionally, curated resources on the topic of new teacher retention are included for more in-depth study.

Created for school and district leaders, our comprehensive ebook on new teacher retention offers vital insights into current challenges and discover innovative solutions. This concise yet powerful 21-page guide examines the substantial financial and educational impacts schools face when new teachers depart prematurely. Resources include actionable strategies, state-of-the-art tools, and evidence-based models to curb turnover and elevate retention rates, offering adaptable solutions for a spectrum of educational contexts. Explore practical methods to provide personalized support for your new educators, maximizing your district's investments and cultivating a robust, high-caliber learning environment. From urban centers to rural communities, our ebook addresses the unique hurdles your institution may encounter in retaining top teaching talent.


About the Author

Keely Keller is the Director of Professional Programs for Teaching Channel in Eagan, Minnesota. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from St. Cloud State University, a Master’s of Arts in Education from Hamline University, and additional Director of Special Education and Principal Licensures from the University of Minnesota. Before joining Teaching Channel, Keely served students with special needs as a teacher and Special Education Coordinator in a suburban Minnesota school district. Keely has years of experience working with new teachers.

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