Mentoring underutilized in Chicago schools

01/26/2007 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Even though Chicago Public Schools has a mandatory mentoring program in place, about one fifth of the 2,500 new teachers don't participate, and that's causing problems in the classroom, according to study released Thursday from the Consortium on Chicago School Research. In the city's South Side area, an initiative to put $6,000 more into mentoring is planned, and teachers say that's good because veteran teachers help keep rookies steady.

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