Using Compensation Strategically for Improving Retention - Click here for more information

Just as recruiting high-quality teachers requires a strategic approach, so does retaining them once they are hired. Rural districts,in particular, have a difficult time holding onto novice teachers who, looking to gain experience, may teach for 1 or 2 years in a rural district and then move on to larger districts offering higher pay and, in some cases, greater social opportunities. Districts should make every effort to retain their effective teachers.