Preparation and Support for Teachers in Public Schools: Reflections on the First Year of Teaching

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This brief investigates early-career teachers’ preparation for teaching and receipt of support by selected characteristics of the schools in which they taught during the 2011–12 school year. The specific school characteristics included in this report are school classification (traditional public or charter), community type (city, suburb, town, or rural), school level (primary, middle, high, or combined), student enrollment (by number of students), school poverty level (lower poverty or higher poverty), and region (Northeast, Midwest, South, or West).  More info