Teacher Attrition

Changes in Teachers’ Mobility and Attrition in Arkansas During the First Two Years of the COVID-19 Pandemic

We use administrative data for the state of Arkansas to document the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on teachers’ mobility and attrition during the years 2018-19 to 2021-2022. We find stable turnover rates during the first year of the pandemic (2020-2021) but an increase in teacher mobility and attrition in the second year (2021-2022).

Understanding how COVID-19 has Changed Teachers’ Chances of Remaining in the Classroom

We use survey data to examine factors associated with teachers' intentions to leave their position or profession during the COVID-19 pandemic.