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By Mary C. Breaden — October 30, 2007 1 min read

New Teacher Support Pays Off: A Return on Investment for Educators and Kids

Intensive professional-support programs for new teachers help reduce teacher-turnover costs and enhance student learning, a policy brief from the Santa Cruz, Calif.-based New Teacher Center says.

The paper says that every dollar spent on a high-quality teacher-induction program wins a return on investment of $1.66 after five years, because of its power to reduce turnover costs and improve student achievement. The conclusions are based on data from academic and nonprofit research organizations, as well as research that the New Teacher Center conducted with school districts in California.

A version of this article appeared in the October 31, 2007 edition of Education Week

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