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Report: Mentorship, Student Teaching Keys to Teacher Retention

Education News – Kristin Decarr

“A new report from the American Institute for Research shows that a new teacher preparation program used by both Aspire Public Schools and the San Francisco Unified School District has been found to be better at retaining new teachers…According to the report, the two main reasons that teachers who are trained through the program continue to teach include the highly selective requirements to enter the program, as well as the extensive amount of time spent student teaching, reports Nicole Gorman for Education World…The report comes as an effort to better prepare the estimated 1.5 million new teachers expected to hired to teach in schools across the country. According to the report, if those teachers are not well-prepared, solutions to the education problems facing the nation may not be found and the next generation of students would not receive a high-quality education.”(more)