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Audit: Utah keeps teachers overall, but first 5 years tricky


The Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tiffany Hatch isn’t quite a unicorn, but a new state audit suggests she’s done something nearly half of her teaching cohort hasn’t: stuck it out in the profession. The Deseret News reports the audit shows that in 2017 Utah teacher retention was the highest nationally. But the turnover of teachers during their first five years on the job exceeded 40%, higher than national averages. Among Utah colleges, Weber State University graduates had the lowest teacher turnover at 36% for the five-year period reviewed by the auditors. Administrators say the program puts students out in the field early and often working with students at a variety of schools.

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