Mentor for America

Thanks to the New Teacher Center, beginning educators gain support that will help them thrive in a challenging profession.

When Kaitlin Driscoll started her teaching career at Santa Teresa High School in San Jose, Calif., she thought that she was ready for the challenge. She had done her student teaching in the same demographically diverse, urban school district that includes Santa Teresa, and she looked forward to teaching English to college-bound freshmen as well as “repeaters”—juniors and seniors who hadn’t yet met their ninth-grade requirements. “This is what I’m meant to do,” she remembers...

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Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why

By Paul Tough

Building on his previous work about the importance of personal traits such as perseverance in student success, Paul Tough focuses Helping Children Succeed on how educators, policymakers, and parents can help children develop those attributes.