Afternoon Announcements: July 31, 2012
July 31, 2012 08:43 pm
Today is the last day of July.
Bet you thought we were going to give you some information about Michael Phelps’s race or the women’s gymnastics performance. We wouldn’t do that to you. What we would (and will) do, however, is give you some afternoon announcements!
The New Teacher Project has released a report titled, “The Irreplaceables: Understanding the Real Retention Crisis in America’s Urban Schools.” According to The Washington Post, the reportt “looked at four urban districts with 90,000 teachers. The researchers discovered that only 47 percent of high-performing teachers said they were praised by their bosses for their good work. Only 26 percent were encouraged to take leadership roles. And just 37 percent were urged to stay when contemplating other assignments.” These numbers are especially concerning considering the high rates of teacher turnover in America.
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