Host: American Enterprise Institute. To assess the effects of various mentoring programs on employee turnover and skill acquisition, Jonah Rockoff of Columbia Business School recently studied the impact of mentoring in New York City, examining the relationship between teacher and student outcomes and measures of mentoring quality, such as hours of mentoring received and the characteristics of mentors. AEI will host a presentation of Rockoff’s findings, followed by a critical discussion by Howard Nelson and Aminda Gentile of the United Federation of Teachers and Michael J. Petrilli of the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation. AEI senior fellow and director of economic policy studies Kevin A. Hassett will moderate. This event is sponsored by AEI’s Future of American Education Project, a new effort to discover and promote original empirical work on K–12 school reform.
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