As most Central Texas school districts start the fall semester this week, many are still grappling with a crisis in the classroom – a record number of teacher resignations across the state in the past year. Our team has dug into exit surveys to better understand the reason educators are leaving the profession like never before. We’re also exploring what districts and state leaders are doing to recruit, retain and prevent some of the problems – COVID, financial and workload challenges among the top – leading to this troubling trend, which will impact learning this school year and beyond. Watch our four-part series starting tonight on KXAN News at 6 or go online to see the full investigation now – along with several interactive data features on what Texas is facing – at kxan.com/teacher-resignations.
— Josh Hinkle, KXAN Director of Investigations & Innovation