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Education Schools Working To Close Teacher Gap

On Monday, we heard about a new program in the Denver Public Schools, where novice teachers will spend about half their time in the classroom, and the other half working with a mentor teacher. The goal is to help that district recruit and retain teachers.

A new reportfinds they’re not producing enough teachers in certain subject areas. But they seem to be working to try to fix that, as well as some other issues. The research was done for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Jacqueline King, an independent consultant, wrote the report. She joined The Show to talk about it.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.