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NC's teacher turnover rate much lower than national average

Posted by Dr. Terry Stoops at 07:40 AM

For the 2008-2009 school year, the system level teacher turnover rate was 12.72 percent. This was down from the 2007-2008 rate of 13.85 percent.

According to the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, the national teacher turnover rate is 16.8 percent.

If you only count those who are no longer in the public schools of North Carolina, the turnover rate falls to 8.86 percent. (The system level rate above includes teachers that move to other public schools in NC.)

The Teacher Turnover Report will be released at this week's State Board of Education meeting.

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