Retired teachers give rookies a boost

04/8/2004 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Chicago has become the first U.S. school district to implement a program in which retired teachers are paid $124 a day to mentor rookie teachers. The pilot program, which is supported by the AARP and the National Retired Teachers Association, is designed to help new teachers with non-academic issues that arise during the school day. Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco are expected to follow suit.

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