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Teacher Dissatisfaction May Be High, But So Are Retention Rates

BY debraabritt
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Chad Aldeman and Katherine Silberstein
Published June 8, 2021 by Puget Sound Business Journal

Across Washington state, public schools retained a higher percentage of teachers last year than they do in normal years. That’s important information for school district leaders as they decide how to spend the windfall of federal relief funds headed their way.

While some may be tempted to use the one-time funds to boost salaries, Chad Aldeman and Katherine Silberstein urge leaders to think creatively about how to maximize the impact of these dollars for students without committing to long-term budget obligations that can lead to budget deficits or layoffs when the funds run out.


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