Many of us are familiar with the commonly-cited statistic that half of all teachers leave within the first five years of entering the profession. However, a big new federal study that came out today raises questions about its accuracy.

Here’s an excerpt from an Atlantic article about the study:


Here are links to two other articles that provide many more useful details and nuances:

Study: Far fewer new teachers are leaving the profession than previously thought is from The Washington Post.

Teachers Without Mentors Leave the Profession Much Faster, Study Finds is from Education Week.

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