Best and Brightest by the numbers
Duval has 8,284 teachers of which 110 teachers who got the scholarship. 35 of them were first year teachers.
Clay has, 2,700 teachers of which 168 of them got the scholarships and only 4 were first year teachers.
St. Johns has 2,428 teachers, 99 of which got the scholarship of which 13 were first year teachers.
One of the reasons Duval had so few is because the county gives out very few highly effective evaluations. Only something like 14 percent of the county’s teachers received it compared to 35 percent state wide.
I also suspect that the reason Duval had so many first year teachers get it has something to do with Teach for America but to be honest it may have something do with our turnover rates, something like 1 in 8 of our teachers are brand new.
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