The help can't stop there, though. Retention is key. Systems making progress, including New York City and Baltimore, are developing incentives for teachers to stay in high poverty schools by providing real leadership, financial rewards and career growth opportunities. They are rethinking how teachers work as professionals, ending the practice of isolated classroom teaching in favor of team approaches, developing new ways to increase the reach of the most effective teachers and, especially for new teachers, providing significant levels of direct coaching and support. These are steps in the right direction to change the very nature of the teaching profession.