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Deirdre Connor / Jacksonville Public Education Fund

The results of a study by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) finds new teachers are fleeing the public schools in alarming numbers.

According to the report, Patching the Pipeline: Addressing Teacher Satisfaction and Retention in Duval County:

  • Duval County is losing on average about one of every two new teachers within the first five years of their employment.
  • Only about 34% of new teachers hired since 2003 were still in the same school they started at five years later.