• Media reports divided over teacher departure data

    Media reports divided over teacher departure data0

    Does data that describes those who leave teaching in Kansas support the conclusion that the numbers have “dramatically increased” or does it indicate that those leaving the profession “hasn’t increased dramatically”? As backwards as this sounds, I guess it depends on whether you harbor a pre-determined conclusion. I know, I know, you’re supposed to collect

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  • “Huge blow” of superintendent turnover is nothing more than hot air

    “Huge blow” of superintendent turnover is nothing more than hot air0

    What do you think is the average tenure of a superintendent in a large urban school district in the U.S.? According to a national urban school district association, it is 3.2 years. How about in smaller schools? Across the country it’s about five years. Now let’s look at Kansas. According to KSDE, the overall average

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  • Kansas School Pay Raises: Some Big, Some small

    Kansas School Pay Raises: Some Big, Some small0

    Against a backdrop of public fights over availability of teacher pay raises in Wichita and Shawnee Mission, Kansas school districts have many different approaches to allocating money between pay raises, hiring more staff or spending money elsewhere.  Kansas Policy Institute collects payroll data each year from 25 school districts and shares the data on KansasOpenGov;

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