Tuesday, July 31, 2012

'Irreplaceable' Teachers Retained Poorly, TNTP Education Report Finds

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'Irreplaceable' Teachers Retained Poorly, TNTP Education Report Finds

The high rate of teachers cycling in and out of schools is detrimental to the education profession and worse for students, decades of policy and research asserts. But a new report from an influential advocacy group makes the case for treating teacher turnover differently.

The study, called "The Irreplaceables," took several years for TNTP (formerly The New Teacher Project) to produce, and asserted that a high rate of teachers moving in and out of the profession isn't necessarily bad.

"The whole basis of federal education policy since the '60s has been the idea that if kids got greater access to 

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