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Teacher turnover

CPS has never had a strong, districtwide program of teacher induction and mentoring to stem an attrition rate that is higher than the national average. Instead, efforts to retain teachers depend on smaller-scale programs and individual principals who make it a goal to empower—and keep—their teachers.

Felicia Oliver

July 28, 2005

In 1999, Georgia education officials decided that the best way to prepare more preschool youngsters for kindergarten would be to require their teachers to upgrade their own education. To that end, lead teachers were given three years to obtain at least an associate's degree in early childhood education or a related field such as child development, instead of just a certificate.

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