Blog: Mobility and Portability

Federal data from the National Center on Education Statistics show that private school teachers have a higher turnover rate than their public school counterparts, and it’s not close.
Why does Florida default all of its teachers into a retirement plan that only works for a small percentage of them?
How good is Iowa’s pension plan for the state’s teachers? Are there other alternatives that could provide better benefits?
State politicians created large pension debts, and it's unfair to ask school districts, especially charter schools, to bear the budgetary burden of those costs.
Teacher retention rates may not have changed much, but two trends are shaping the way we think about it.
Shirley Ben-Ami was a teacher for nearly 35 years. She taught fourteen and half years in the New York City Public Schools and spent the last 20 years in Montgomery County, Maryland. In the following interview Ms. Ben-Ami talks about her experiences in the classroom and when it was time for her to retire.
Rising costs and arbitrary incentives are harming Nevada's ability to attract and retain a high-quality teacher workforce.
While nearly all of us could benefit from a brush-up on retirement saving practices, teacher-specific advice is hard to come by. To better understand how best to tackle the unique challenges educators face, I connected with NerdWallet's Arielle O'Shea.
As state and local policymakers seek to expand pre-k opportunities and improve support for early childhood teachers, they must also ensure educators are given a viable path to save for retirement.
By comparing groups of workers as they hit the same career milestones, we can get a more accurate portrait of how worker mobility has changed over time.