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Plugging The Holes In NC’s Teacher Pipeline

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In North Carolina, 9 percent of teachers leave the state or the profession all together each year.

From 2010-2015, North Carolina’s public university teacher training programs experienced a 30 percent decrease in enrollment. Meanwhile the state also saw a high rate of teacher turnover. 

In North Carolina, 9 percent of teachers leave the state or the profession altogether each year. Now universities and policy makers are working to attract and retain more qualified teachers in the state’s education training programs and reduce the teacher shortage.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Adam Rhew, reporter for EducationNC, about the state’s teacher pipeline and efforts to reverse the shortage.
EducationNC is conducting a survey about the pipeline. Fill out the survey below. 

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Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.