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Mentoring, Induction, and Retention

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Policy Update

State Mentoring Policies Key to Supporting Novice Teachers

This policy update draws on research, state examples, and the author’s own experience to suggest ways states can better support novice teachers while combating high turnover. 

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State Innovations

Preparing Diverse, Effective Teachers through Residencies and Induction

Many states are expanding teacher residency and induction programs. 

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The Standard - Article

Why School Climate Matters for Teachers and Students

Teachers in strong climates get better faster, stay longer, and propel their students to greater heights.

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Press Release

States Move to Support Teachers through Employee Wellness Programs

By creating opportunities and infrastructure for employee wellness programs, state boards of education and other policymakers can foster the physical and emotional well-being of teachers and school leaders.

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Policy Update

Supporting Educators through Employee Wellness Initiatives

By creating opportunities and infrastructure for employee wellness programs, state boards of education and other policymakers can foster the physical and emotional well-being of teachers and school leaders. 

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State Innovations

Preparing Diverse, Effective Teachers through Residencies and Induction

Many states are expanding teacher residency and induction programs. 

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Policy Update

State Mentoring Policies Key to Supporting Novice Teachers

This policy update draws on research, state examples, and the author’s own experience to suggest ways states can better support novice teachers while combating high turnover. 

read more
The Standard

Preparing Teachers and Leaders

State education policymakers viewing the school landscape may at first see nothing but a vista that calls for thoroughgoing redesign. However, there are many ways to make sure those who teach and lead our children are better prepared and better supported to do their jobs well.

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