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State addressing teacher shortage with fellowships

Teacher and Classroom
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Teacher and Classroom

The state is making an investment in future educators with the hope of attracting more teachers to the profession. Applications open today for a new fellowship and stipend program

The state of Michigan is addressing the teacher shortage launching MI Future Educator Fellowships along with stipends for student teachers. Fellowships are available for up to 2,500 instructors.

The program allows for $10,000 scholarships covering tuition for future educators and $9,600 stipends for student teachers. Applications for scholarships and payments open October 31st.

The money was appropriated in the bipartisan education budget with the goal of rebuilding the teacher pipeline by lowering the financial barrier for anyone considering the teaching profession. Do that, and the state believes it can hire and train more accomplished instructors. Attracting more educators also secures appropriate classroom teacher-student ratios.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.
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