Teachers leave Philly schools at especially high rates, new study says

September 5, 2018

Philadelphia teachers leave their schools — and the profession — at high rates, a new research report found.

By Staff

Fully half of all teachers nationally leave the profession within the first five years, with special retention challenges in urban school systems.

New research out Wednesday shows that the problem is especially acute in the Philadelphia School District, where over seven years, an average of 27 percent of teachers left their schools in a given year — with some transferring to other schools — and about 15 percent left the school system entirely, according to the analysis by the Philadelphia Education Research Consortium.

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