EVEN THOUGH STUDENTS ARE GETTING A HEAD START, WHY ARE TEACHERS NOT FINISHING THE RACE?

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December 2023

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The final composite examines factors contributing to teacher attrition in Head Start programs and explores the potential of leadership support and preparation in retaining these teachers. The initial scholarly deliverable is a case study article that can be utilized to instruct doctoral or master's degree candidates in the field of educational leadership. Titled "Battling Teacher Attrition in Head Start," this case study concentrates on challenges faced by Head Start programs, offering innovative approaches to advertising, hiring, and onboarding to reduce resignations and attract highly qualified educators. The concluding scholarly deliverable is an empirical article titled "Even Though Students are Getting a Head Start, Why Aren't Teachers Finishing the Race." This empirical study delves into the factors contributing to teacher attrition in Head Start programs and explores the potential of leadership support and preparation in retaining these teachers.

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Head Start, Leadership, Teacher Attrition

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