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Comptroller: Launch Residencies For Prospective Teachers to Aid Retention

Posted 7/3/19

City Comptroller Scott Stringer has called on the Department of Education to introduce a large-scale residency program that would add 1,000 Teachers to city public schools in order to combat growing problems with Teacher retention.

Teacher turnover and attrition have become a “crisis,” according to a report released by the Comptroller’s Office June 24. Of the 4,600 teachers hired during the 2012-13 school year, 41 percent were no longer working for the DOE by 2018. Citywide, the turnover rate was 15 percent.

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