New research sheds light on inequities in teacher retention 杜瓦县

The report comes as JPEF prepares to accelerate strategies to diversify the teaching workforce 杜瓦县.


New research from the bwin时时彩平台 is shedding light on the challenge of teacher recruitment and retention in local public schools.

Teacher recruitment and retention is a nationwide challenge, and the research shows Duval County is keeping pace with several innovative initiatives to recruit and retain teachers. An analysis of three years of data from Duval County Public Schools showed that Duval County’s teacher retention rate is about 84 percent year-to-year across the entire district, and about 75 percent year-to-year in the average school.

“JPEF believes in the power of teachers to make a positive impact on students,” said JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune. “I hope this research inspires our community to rally around teachers in our high-poverty school communities. 我相信我们都能发挥作用, and JPEF is committed to helping convene our community in a connected, 协调行动计划.”

更深入的研究, this study spotlights the ways teacher turnover disproportionately affects low-income students and students of color. 它可以在jaxpef中完整阅读.org/teacher-study.


  • Schools serving large numbers of low-income students are more likely to experience high teacher turnover. Every 10 percent increase in the percentage of students on free and reduced lunch in a school correlated to a 3 percent decrease in teacher retention at that school.

  • Principal turnover was the most important factor for teacher turnover, and schools serving low-income students are more likely to experience a principal change. 主要变化与5相关.教师留任率下降6%.

  • Schools with lower school grades tend to have teachers with fewer years of experience.

  • Duval County’s teacher workforce is less diverse than the student body. 例如, Black students make up about 45 percent of the student body, while Black teachers make up only 29 percent of the teacher workforce. Black male teachers make up less than 6 percent of the teacher workforce.

National research suggests diversifying the teacher workforce could be one of the most promising solutions for improving student outcomes. 一个 严谨、纵向研究 showed that representation and cultural responsiveness in teaching has a major impact on student achievement, with low-income Black boys 39 percent more likely to graduate high school if they have one teacher who looks like them in elementary school. 

“You will never be disappointed in the impact you can make as a teacher,” said Superintendent Dr. 戴安娜格林. “I want to challenge all people considering their career, 尤其是有色人种, 考虑到教学. We will support you, and I promise you a life’s work of tremendous value and contribution.“

The teacher shortage was a major issue at the state level during last year’s Legislative Session. 因为新的法律和资金, starting teachers are now earning more than ever 杜瓦县, $45,每年891. 未来的教师可以通过电子邮件 to learn more about career opportunities at Duval County Public Schools, and rising high school students interested in teaching can now apply for 联合国基金会城市教育奖学金.

作为研究的结果, JPEF is proud to announce a partnership with Duval County Public Schools to further develop strategies to improve the recruitment and retention of teachers of color, 特别是黑人, 杜瓦县. JPEF has contracted with a social impact implementation firm, SchermCo, which has developed teacher diversity strategies in several other Southern states, 帮助促进这项工作. The process will include input from stakeholders representing all parts of the education system, 包括地方高校, 像“为美国而教”这样的非营利合作伙伴, 校长, 地区领导, 宪章代表, 和其他人, to identify what’s working and what could be improved.

“We have tremendous unmet need related to diversifying the teaching workforce for our community,黛安·伊多尔-霍皮说, 教育学院院长 & Human Services at the University of North Florida. “We have been committed to changing this at UNF, but this is not an easy task. Diversification will take a coordinated systems approach, which we have to figure out together.”


The bwin时时彩平台 is an independent think-and-do tank that believes in the potential of all students. We work tirelessly to close the opportunity gap for low-income students and students of color 杜瓦县 through research, 召集和战略行动.


Prospective teachers can learn about career opportunities with Duval County Public Schools by emailing

High school students who are interested in teaching can learn more about the Urban Education Scholars program at the University of North Florida.





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