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How Many Teachers Are Leaving North Carolina's Public Schools?

Fewer North Carolina public school teachers left their jobs last year, but more educators moved to work in other school districts or charter schools in the state. A new draft state report on teacher employment released this week shows that 8.65 percent of North Carolina public school teachers left the profession last school year, down from 9 percent the prior year. At the same time, 4.8 percent of teachers left their districts to work in other public schools in the state, up from 4.36 percent the previous year. The overall state teacher attrition rose slightly from 13.4 percent to 13.45 percent last year. That means 12,750 teachers either quit teaching in North Carolina's public schools or decided to work elsewhere in the state.   Read More

T. Keung Hui | The News And Observer