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Why Are New Teachers Leaving? The Case for Beginning-Teacher Induction and Mentoring

The first year of teaching is a “make or break” time. Approximately 30 percent of all beginning teachers either move to a different school or leave teaching at the end of their first year. This paper proposes four action steps for beginning-teacher induction and mentoring programs with the potential to not only keep teachers in the classroom, but increase student achievement and reduce school costs.
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