Carrie Semmelroth

Idaho teachers need wider range of support from the state

Decades of research have established that in order to keep new teachers, there needs to be stronger: 1) compensation, and 2) professional support.

Support policies that support retention

There are currently 28,214 people who hold instructional certificates in Idaho, but as of Dec.31, 2021, there were a total of 17,813 teaching positions. This means there are currently over 10,000 certified teachers in Idaho who are choosing not to teach.