Innovative program helps retain Catholic teachers

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Caitlin McGlynn (center) is part of the Lalanne service-teaching program administered by the University of Dayton, which she credits with honing her spiritual outlook as well as her teaching skills. RNS photo by Gregg Brekke/Lalanne participant teachers.

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CLEVELAND (RNS) Faced with the increasingly difficult task of recruiting and retaining quality teachers in cash-strapped Catholic schools, an innovative mentoring program pairs young teachers with mentors, roommates and financial incentives to stay in the classroom. By Gregg Brekke.