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On the Path to Equity: Improving the Effectiveness of Beginning Teachers

Jul 17, 2014

PathToEquityCoverRoughly half a million U.S. teachers either move or leave the profession each year—attrition that costs the United States up to $2.2 billion annually. This high turnover rate disproportionately affects high-poverty schools and seriously compromises the nation’s capacity to ensure that all students have access to skilled teaching, according to this Alliance report.

To curb turnover—especially among new teachers—the report recommends a comprehensive induction program comprised of multiple types of support, including high-quality mentoring, common planning times, and ongoing support from school leaders.

Read the press release.

Watch archived video from the webinar on the report’s findings featuring Alliance Senior Fellow Mariana Haynes, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday, University of Pennsylvania Professor Richard Ingersoll, and New Teacher Center Executive Director Ellen Moir.

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