Free Education News: Intensive New Teacher Support Pays Off

Investments in high-quality support programs for new educators yield a significant return on investment for teachers, schools, and students, according to a new study released last week at a Capitol Hill policy briefing sponsored by the New Teacher Center (NTC) at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

The NTC’s cost-benefit analysis demonstrates that high-quality induction programs are beneficial both because beginning teachers stay in greater numbers and because those who stay provide more effective instruction.

The NTC’s analysis found that every $1 spent on high-quality teacher induction programs provides a return on investment of $1.66 after five years. The return on investment is primarily a result of enhanced student learning and reduced teacher turnover costs.

The study underscores how teacher induction programs are critical to helping schools retain their best and brightest educators and develop a highly skilled teaching force. Further, the study adds to the research evidence that only comprehensive, high-quality teacher induction programs produce such desired impacts.

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Source: New Teacher Center

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