Published Online: August 21, 2012
Published in Print: August 22, 2012, as Rural Teachers

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"Beginning Teachers Are More Common in Rural, High-Poverty, and Racially Diverse Schools"

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Rural school districts are more likely to have beginning teachers than districts in small to midsize cities or suburbs, a studyRequires Adobe Acrobat Reader has found.

The report notes that research has shown that beginning teachers, defined in this report as those in their first or second year in the classroom, usually are less effective than their more experienced colleagues.

But the percentage of new teachers in rural districts, at 9.7 percent, was still lower than that for districts in large cities (11 percent) and remote towns (9.8 percent).

The report was published by the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H.

Vol. 32, Issue 01, Page 5

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