Document Number: 7917Improving Teacher Quality and Distribution - Experiments with teacher recruitment programs should continue at all levels, but data should be collected so promising practices can be improved and those that arenít working can be ended. However new teachers get into the profession, the crucial question is how to keep them there. States and the federal government should continue to fund research on which factors increase teacher retention, including salary incentives, improved working conditions and school culture, mentoring and professional development. (National Academy of Education, November 2008)...
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