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North Dakota Teacher Retention Crisis

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North Dakota Teacher Retention Crisis

In January, North Dakota United released daunting results of a survey on educator retention. 74% of those surveyed believe teacher retention is a major issue for the coming school year.

Each Tuesday in March on Main Street, we’ll hear from teachers who have left the profession, those who remain in the classroom, and from those who shape public policy affecting what happens in schools across North Dakota.

This special Main Street series is presented by Tom Gerhardt, Public Affairs Director at North Dakota United.
  • In our final installment of the series, former Democratic State Senator and former teacher Erin Oban shares insights from her years in the classroom and in the legislature.
  • In the fourth installment of the series, “North Dakota Teacher Retention Crisis,” in partnership with North Dakota United, Tom Gerhardt visiting with North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler.
  • In the third installment in our series examining how to retain teachers in North Dakota, we hear from Nick Archuleta, president of North Dakota United, the state’s largest association of public educators and employees.
  • In the second installment in our series examining how to retain teachers in North Dakota, we hear from the 2021 North Dakota Teacher of The Year, Kristi Reinke, and a former Fargo teacher.
  • Today we’re launching a series examining how to retain teachers in North Dakota. North Dakota United Public Affairs Director Tom Gerhardt interviews Kari Nehls, a former Bismarck teacher with 15 years of experience, on her emotional decision to leave the profession she loves.