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Can Child-Care Benefits Keep Teachers in the Classroom? : Some school districts are finding a payoff in providing child care for educators

Jan 24, 2018 - Education Week

While school initiatives to boost teacher retention tend to focus on mentoring, instructional coaching, or salary bonuses, they rarely address one of the most common reasons teachers leave: family.

Yet a handful of districts nationwide have found that the upfront costs of providing child care for their teachers pay for themselves in greater teacher flexibility and retention.

"This is a huge need of that workforce," said Taryn Morrissey, an associate professor of public policy at Amer...