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Duval Schools Strive To Recruit And Retain Top Teachers With New Program


About half of all new teachers leave the field within five years. Duval County businesses and community groups are trying to find a solution.They want to raise $50 million to help recruit — and then retain — good teachers in three-dozen low-performing schools.

WJCT's Rhema Thompson spoke with StateImpact Florida's John O'Connor about the effort.

You can hear StateImpact stories every Monday on WJCT. To read more about Duval County's efforts, check out our Quest for Quality series.

John O’Connor is a reporter for StateImpact Florida, a project of WUSF, WLRN and NPR covering education. John writes for the StateImpact Florida blog and produces stories for air on Florida public radio stations.