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New-Teacher Mentoring Programs Can Boost Student Achievement

New-teacher mentoring programs can increase student achievement

Recent findings show that mentoring programs for first-year teachers increase staff retention and improve student achievement, according to The Des Moines Register. Iowa's largest public school system, Des Moines, has revamped its mentoring program, and reporter Mary Stegmeir says other districts will soon follow suit. 

"Experts say the strategy, while costly, has the potential to reap rewards for schools and states looking to boost student learning," the article said. "Although new teachers bring energy and fresh ideas, it typically takes them three to five years to become effective educators, according to national research."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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