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Keeping Educators in Education - ODE Mentoring Program

Jun 17, 2015

By Carol Dennis

Teacher turnover costs Oregon school districts $40 - 50 million dollars a year.


Teacher reading a book to her kindergarten class

School districts across the state just hired a lot of new teachers


School districts across Oregon are hiring new teachers. With declining budgets turning slightly back toward the positive, districts are seeing some programs and classrooms coming back. Add year-round kindergarten, and some school districts are experiencing a flood of beginner teachers fresh out of college. With all these new teachers comes the challenge of getting them up to speed as quickly as possible -- in time to keep all their students on track.

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