North Carolina Teacher Attrition Data

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Teacher turnover data can be hard to come by; for whatever reason school districts don't seem very interested in reporting their turnover rates. However, the North Carolina Department of Education's annual report offers some useful data. The Tar Heel state reports a 12.5% turnover rate statewide, which is roughly unchanged from last year. That state average masks some rather startling district level stats. In the Research Triangle area, Wake County schools reported 10% teacher attrition (a 1-point climb from the year before), Johnston County came in at 16% (a 4-point climb) and Durham schools lost one out of every five teachers in the district at 19% (the worst rate in five years). Baltimore may want to send some of its surplus teachers down to North Carolina.