5 Year Problem: Keeping Teachers in the Classroom


Teachers are leaving the profession, half of all new teachers exit the classroom after 5 years, and fewer young people are pursuing a teaching career. The teacher pipeline is broken. Today there is more data about the challenges and potential solutions to improve this profession that is so intimately tied to the future success of Texas. Research from the Charles Butt Foundation, Univ of Houston will offer a holistic view of the issue, guiding policy for legislation to overcome this challenge.

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  1. Insights from experienced teachers about retention policies and how we can attract more teachers to the profession
  2. What teacher workforce policy recommendations are being discussed in the Texas 88th Session
  3. Highlights from recent statewide reports on Teacher Workforce from the Charles Butt Foundation, University of Houston and national academic research



David Wiechmann, Policy Content Manager, Raise Your Hand Texas

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  • Tags: data, teachers
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Policy & Civic Engagement
  • Session Focus Area K-12 Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding

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