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ERIC Number: EJ726671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
Preparing Teachers for Children in Poverty: The Nashville District Picks up the Mantle for Qualified Instruction in High-Needs Schools
Holt, Camille B.; Garcia, Pedro
School Administrator, v62 n11 p22 Dec 2005
The U.S. Department of Education's "1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Survey" indicated that teacher shortages are 50 percent higher in urban schools than in suburban schools. Almost a third of the teachers leave the profession during the first three years and nearly half leave after five years. In schools serving low-income communities, the rate is higher. Teacher retention, rather than teacher recruitment, is a never-ending mission to counteract the revolving-door phenomenon. In this article, the authors examine how Metro Nashville Public Schools have done to mitigate teacher mass exodus. The schools have picked up the responsibility for helping teachers in high-needs schools succeed by providing a variety of induction, orientation and professional development opportunities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee