Teacher retention Web-chat tomorrow (edWeek.org)

The image “https://i2.wp.com/www.magazines.com/magcom/covers/0/06/108/0061085_l.gif” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. The Web folks over at Education Week magazine will host another one of those Web-chats to discuss teacher recruitment and retention.

The forum will be tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 3-4pm ET. Click here to go to the site.
See this excerpt:

The 22,000-student Vancouver School District in Vancouver, Washington, believes it has made significant progress in answering some of these questions. The district recently completed a systemic reorganization of its human resources program that emphasizes core values and career growth, and integrates new strategies in workforce planning, recruitment, compensation, mentoring and induction, professional development, and evaluation.

As a result of these changes, the district has replaced 70 percent of its full-time teachers and has a cumulative retention rate of 91 percent. It reports that it now attracts nearly 4,000 candidate contacts for every 200 job openings, and is able to select the top five percent of its candidate pool.

The Vancouver district has received awards in recognition of its recruitment and support practices from the National School Public Relations Association, the American Association of Employment in Education, and the American Association of School Personnel Administrators.

In this chat, two administrators from the Vancouver district will be online to take your questions on their recruitment and retention practices and on current trends in education staffing.

We just talked about this a few days ago, in which I cited a High Point Enterprise article noting the turnover rate in GCS was on the rise. So this is quite timely.

E.C. 🙂


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