Teacher Retention Policy Coherence: An Analysis of Policies and Practices Across Federal, State, and Division Levels
January 12, 2022 |
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This report is part of the MERC Teacher Retention study, a research-practice partnership initiative designed to identify patterns of teacher retention in the MERC region and to determine the school and system-level factors driving them. The study examines policies and programs relevant to teacher retention, and includes evaluation of existing policies and initiatives to determine efficacy and cost benefit. As part of this larger study, this report provides an overview of federal, state, and regional policies and practices relevant to teacher retention. Using key informant interviews and document analysis, the report addresses the following research questions: What teacher retention policies exist at the federal, state, and local levels? How are these policies structured at the state level and local levels? How do teacher retention policies vary across MERC divisions? Following the findings, the report presents recommendations for policy and practice.