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Some Progress Achieved in Addressing Factors Contributing to Teacher Attrition, Report No. 09-11, February 2009
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Our 2007 report identified three factors that contribute to teacher turnover—school governance, student behavior, and limited career opportunities. School districts and the Department of Education have taken some steps to address these factors. The department has continued to implement the William Cecil Golden Professional Development Program for School Leaders. Districts have offered more professional development programs to their teachers on classroom management. However, the department should take additional steps to identify effective classroom management techniques. The state has not yet developed a proposed career ladder system for teachers, but current funding constraints may preclude additional efforts in this area at this time.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 07-19 Dissatisfaction with School Governance, Student Behavior, Parent Support, and Career Opportunities Lead to Teacher Attrition, published in February 2007.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Public Schools (K-12 Education)

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 09-28 Production of Teachers Who Remain in the Classroom Varies by Preparation Program,published in June 2009.
  • Report No. 07-02 17 School Districts Offered Differentiated Pay Policies to Support Staffing Needs During 2005-06 School Year ,published in January 2007
  • Report No. 04-36 Teacher Compensation Varies Among School Districts, But Daily Pay Compares Well to Other Occupations,published in June 2004

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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