NC's teacher turnover rate falls to 7.5%, draft report says

Posted January 29, 2020 5:03 p.m. EST
Updated January 30, 2020 1:57 p.m. EST

— North Carolina's teacher turnover rate fell to 7.5% last school year, down from 8.1% and 8.7% in previous years, according to a presentation about the "Annual Report on the State of the Teaching Profession."

The State Board of Education will discuss the report at its meeting next Wednesday.

Other highlights include:

  • 7,115 of North Carolina's 94,672 public school teachers left last school year.
  • 6.8% of the state's experienced licensed teachers left last year, while 11.3% of beginning teachers left
  • A majority of the teachers, 60.7%, left for personal reasons
  • North Carolina's turnover rate only includes teachers who left the field or left the state. Teachers who take a job in a different North Carolina school district are tallied in a figure the state calls "teacher mobility."

The State Board of Education holds its meetings on the first Wednesday and Thursday of the month at 301 N. Wilmington St., Raleigh, in the seventh floor board room. The discussion of the "State of the Teaching Profession Report" is scheduled to begin sometime after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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