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While it is commonly known that teaching is a hard job, it may be a surprise to learn that more than fifty percent of all new teachers do not stay in the classroom after five years. They leave for many reasons, not in the least is the lack of success and support.

To counter this trend, to provide the support and resources teachers in training and new teachers require, and to encourage teacher retention, the Federal Department of Education awarded a Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant to the College of Arts and Sciences of Governors State University.