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Idaho Lags Behind National Average In Teacher Retention

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Idaho's average teacher pay has declined by 6.4% since 2009, adjusted for inflation. This is just one of the reasons cited by Idaho Education Association president Kari Overall and Idaho Association of School Administrators executive director Rob Winslow for the inability of the state to retain experienced teachers. On Tuesday's Idaho Matters, we talk with Overall and Winslow about what the state can do to keep veteran teachers in Gem Stae classrooms.

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.