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ERIC Number: EJ1083947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: EISSN-1947-9727
FOCUS: A State-Wide Initiative to Select and Retain Transition Teachers
Cobia, Debra C.; Stephens, Cynthia E.; Sherer, Gail
Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, v10 n2 p17-31 Fall 2015
Through Focus on Change in Understanding Staff and Staffing Systems in Georgia Public Schools (FOCUS), over 500 teachers of record were recruited, selected, and placed in Georgia's high-need schools. Teachers in the first three cohorts were retained at very high levels as well as achieving full certification. Project outcomes also included the consolidation of Georgia's six alternative pathways to certification under one area and the development and implementation of a hybrid model of teacher preparation. Additional sustainability initiatives include the development and launch of two new technological tools to be used by local education agencies to predict and prepare for staffing needs.
National Association for Alternative Certification. PO Box 5750, Washington, DC 20016. Tel: 202-277-3600; Fax: 202-403-3545; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia