Rookie teachers receive added training, mentoring

04/27/2009 | Washington Post, The

Teachers in the neediest schools in Washington, D.C., are getting more support, through training and mentoring programs, at the beginning of their careers. Officials say the additional support is meant to lower the rate of attrition among new teachers. "Our new teachers have to learn quickly. They have to learn everything quickly. They have no time to ease into it," said Sharon Hodges, coordinating supervisor for teacher leadership in Maryland's Prince George's County schools.

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