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Education

December 2, 2010

Schools, higher education discuss how to keep teachers

— FROSTBURG — When Eric Perfetti started teaching school more than 30 years ago, he didn’t have a mentor.

“It was kind of, ‘Here’s your classroom. Here’s your keys. We’ll see you in the spring,’” said Perfetti, a technology education teacher at Northern Garrett High School.

“The best survived, I think, was the attitude of the administration back in the day.”

Things are different today.

Garrett and Allegany County school systems both have two- and three-year induction programs for new teachers, including mentors, and Mineral County in West Virginia offers similar support.

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