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ERIC Number: ED508147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 55
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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The Aging Teaching Workforce: A Snapshot. Age Distribution of Public School Teachers, by State, 2003-2004
Ingersoll, Richard
National Commission on Teaching and America's Future
This analysis on the age distribution of public school teachers have been prepared by Dr. Richard Ingersoll for the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF), using data gathered through the U.S. Department of Education's Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), which is administered every four years. The data for this analysis are drawn from the 2003-2004 survey, as the 2007-2008 survey is still in the data collection phase. In addition to showing the age distribution of public teachers in each state, the data tables also report: (1) Median Age; (2) Lower Quartile (median age of the youngest 25 percent of public school teachers in the state); and (3) Upper Quartile (median age of the oldest 25 percent of public school teachers in the state). This report reveals that the median age of public school teachers varies widely across the United States, from 40.5 in Kentucky to 49 in West Virginia. While every state faces an aging teacher workforce, the trend is particularly acute in certain regions of the country, including: New England: Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut; and Northwest/Northern Rockies/Northern Plains: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota.
National Commission on Teaching and America's Future. 2100 M Street NW Suite 660, Washington, DC 20047. Tel: 202-429-2570; Fax: 202-429-2571; Web site: http://www.nctaf.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Teaching and America's Future
Identifiers - Location: United States