Across the United States, school districts, both large and small, are facing challenges with recruiting and retaining high-quality teachers.
REL Northwest is partnering with Lower Kuskokwim School District in Alaska to identify evidence-based strategies and tools to continuously monitor and improve working conditions with the goal of increasing teacher retention.
As a first step in assisting Lower Kuskokwim, REL Northwest staff reviewed and summarized research on working conditions and teacher retention. This fact sheet, "Addressing Working Conditions to Improve Teacher Retention: An Exploration of the Research," describes eight categories that may influence a teacher's decision to stay or leave. District leaders may consider developing strategies to address these factors to support teacher retention.
ERIC DescriptorsAdministrators, Beginning Teachers, Instructional Strategies, Labor Market, Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Responsibility, Principals, Professional Development, Professional Growth, Rural Schools, School Facilities, Student Behavior, Superintendents, Support for Families, Teacher Directed Practice, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Parent Cooperation, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Retention, Teacher Shortage, Working Conditions
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Fact Sheet | Resource
Date: March 2023