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Document Number: 6480

New Research Finds School Hiring and Support Practices Fall Short - This press release highlights research revealing that many schools are not organized to hire and support new teachers in ways that help them enter the profession smoothly and attain early success. The report studies four states California, Florida, Massachusetts and Michigan and selected findings include: (1) 33% of new teachers are hired after the school year has already started, and 62% are hired within 30 days of when they start teaching; (2) only 50% of new teachers interview with any of their future teacher colleagues as part of the hiring process; and (3) 56% report that no extra assistance is available to them as new teachers. (Harvard Graduate School of Education, April 2003)...

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