The first brief in this series,Teacher Shortages: What We Know,explores research on teacher shortages
and highlights recent state task force findings. This report is one of five policy briefs examining strategies states are using to address shortages:

  1. Alternative Certification
  2. Financial Incentives
  3. Induction and Mentorship
  4. Evaluation and Feedback 
  5. Teacher Leadership 

Providing new teachers with induction and mentoring can be an effective retention strategy. A definition of induction and mentorship programs is provided, followed by a summary of the research on this strategy, state policy examples and considerations for policymakers.

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 PUBLISHED: April 27, 2016

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