How one Texas school district attracts -- and keeps -- teachers, leaders

05/13/2014 | Education Week (tiered subscription model)

Teachers in the Houston Independent School District in Texas don't need to leave the classroom to take advantage of leadership opportunities and earn higher salaries, the district's superintendent, Terry B. Grier, writes in this guest blog post. Grier outlines how the district boosted its teacher-retention rate to 90% by providing specialized support. "A talent pipeline with a one-way, unimpeded flow into our schools is essential to our success," Grier explains.

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