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Additional Mentoring Benefits New Teachers — and Their Students

Yesterday, Education Week’s Madeline Will reported on findings from a new study that pairing new teachers with high-quality, well-trained mentors results in the equivalent of up to five months of additional learning for their students. The study was conducted by SRI Education and included trials in Chicago and Broward County, Florida. The evaluation […continue]

AB 1220 Will Give California Public School Teachers More Time for Tenure

On Thursday, for the Times of San Diego, Chris Jennewein reported on AB 1220, a bill designed to give California’s public school teachers additional time to earn tenure scheduled to be considered in committee later this month. Introduced by Assemblymember Shirley Weber of San Diego with the support of Teach […continue]

Derek Mitchell: California Needs More Master Teachers

In an EdSource op-ed published yesterday, Partners in School Innovation CEO Derek Mitchell makes the case for an increased focus on recruiting master teachers, as policymakers and education advocates work to combat California’s teacher shortage. “[W]e should be wary about just expanding the pipeline of teachers,” Mitchell writes. “What we also need […continue]