AL Schools Look to the Military to Combat Teacher Shortage

AL Schools Look to the Military to Combat Teacher Shortage
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School districts in Alabama and most other states are struggling to fill teaching positions as retiring baby boomers phase out of the profession with fewer graduates to replace them. The issue has convinced some school districts to recruit educators from the Philippines and elsewhere to staff schools, while others have created unique ways to help professionals transition into the classroom. In Alabama, some of the state's rural school districts are turning to the military for help, using a Department of Defense program called Troops to Teachers to encourage veterans to help fill the void, the Associated Press reports. Greene County

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