January 28, 2020 | Alaska Public Media | Zakiya McCummings

A recent report examining six years of educator retention rates in Alaska found chronic high rates of turnover in rural communities. Teacher and principal continuity directly affects student outcomes. The highest rates of loss are with teachers who are trained outside of Alaska, so how are educators and lawmakers working to get more Alaskans trained to teach in their home communities? We’ll discuss it on the next Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend

  • Tim Parker, President, NEA-Alaska
  • Hella Bel Hadj Amor, Ph.D., Leader – Applied Research and Technical Support, Education Northwest

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