Opinion

Study on teacher stability points to more questions

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A recent study of public school teachers and administrators in West Virginia doesn’t provide all the answers regarding the stability of the state’s education workforce, but the findings raise concerns that merit more research.

Those in charge of the study summarize the data as showing that those involved in educating our children form a “largely stable” workforce, but the statistics emanating from their research aren’t all that reassuring.

The study came from a partnership between members of the West Virginia School Leadership Research Alliance and the federal Regional Education Laboratory Appalachia, one of 10 Regional Education Laboratories nationwide, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail. It looked at teacher and administrator retention rates in the state during the school years 2008-09 through 2012-13.

Among the main findings…

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