Boston Public Schools’ New Teacher Development Program: Mentoring Practices and New Teacher Retention
Alliance: Professional Learning and Development Research Alliance
Given that beginning teachers are often retained at lower rates and are rated as less effective than more experienced teachers, many states have adopted mandatory teacher induction programs to help alleviate some of the challenges associated with early-career teaching. REL Northeast & Islands is collaborating with Boston Public Schools to examine the association between the mentoring practices of its first-year teacher mentoring program—the New Teacher Development program—and new teacher retention. Researchers will perform a series of descriptive and correlational analyses using survey data collected by the program in the 2018/19 school year.
Teacher Supply in New York: Pathways, Placement, and Retention
Partnership or Research Alliance: Teacher Preparation Research Alliance
Teacher shortages are prevalent in specific districts and content areas in New York State. For this study, REL Northeast & Islands is working with the New York State Education Department to examine certification pathways by which new teachers enter the workforce, the content areas of their certificates, where new teachers are employed, and their retention rates.