Does Mentoring Reduce Turnover and Improve Skills of New Employees? Evidence from Teachers in New York City
NBER Working Paper No. 13868
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I thank Leigh Linden, Randy Reback, Doug Staiger, Miguel Urquiola, and seminar participants at the University of Michigan, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the New York City Department of Education, and the New Teacher Center at UC Santa Cruz for helpful comments and suggestions. I am also grateful to Dara Barlin, Fred King, Diana Levengood, Nitzan Pelman, Santo Shuvi, and the Regional Directors of the mentoring program who helped me put together the data for this project and answered many questions regarding the program. This work was supported by Atlantic Philanthropic, the Ford Foundation, and the Smith Richardson Foundation. Karla Diaz-Hadzisadikovic provided outstanding research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.