SCHOOLS: Program aims to support new teachersMany new teachers are enthusiastic, well-trained and want more than anything to do a good job. They also can easily become overwhelmed and discouraged by the needs of students, especially at campuses in low-income areas that have the highest turnover. That’s the view of Barbara Howard, director of the Teacher Support Center at the Riverside County Office of Education. To help and support new teachers, the county office created California’s largest teacher induction program, called the Center for Teacher Innovation. The program expects to work with 2,000 to 2,500 new teachers in person, online or both from 56 school districts across Riverside, San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono counties as well as public and charter schools in 2014-15.