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What’s New: Teacher Satisfaction and Retention - In Their Own Words

We surveyed nearly 600 teachers currently working in Duval County Public Schools and asked them about their background, career intentions, job satisfaction, and what issues or incentives would have the most influence on their decision to remain in the classroom long-term. The full report of all of the results from this survey is available here. For some questions, we asked teachers to provide open-ended responses in their own words. The top half of the image below allows you to explore those responses, just hover your cursor over each teacher to read what they had to say in their own words. (Note: Some responses have been edited or omitted to avoid revealing any personally identifiable information about the responding teachers. Edited information appears in brackets. Image icons representing the teachers here were randomly assigned and do not represent the actual age, race or gender of the teacher who provided that quote.)

Below that, we look at each cohort of new teachers entering DCPS between 2003 and 2007 (the most recent five cohorts with sufficient subsequent employment data to track) to see how many were staying in the same schools they started in, moving within the district, or leaving the district's classrooms entirely over the first five years of their career. Hover over each of the bars to see what percentage of each cohort was in any of the three outcome groups across the years.

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For more background on this study and full results of the report,  read "Patching the Pipeline: Addressing Teacher Satisfaction and Retention in Duval County" and the accompanying information posted with it.