Arizona Teachers Academy will give free tuition to new teachers
Oct. 26, 2017
A program proposed by Gov. Doug Ducey to help ease Arizona’s teacher shortage has started. The Arizona Teachers Academy gives 200 new teachers free tuition for every year they teach in the state.
We take you to an Arizona Teachers Academy classroom then hear from Arizona Board of Regents president Eileen Klein about that program.
Teacher candidate Alicia Szymonik says the tuition forgiveness is a big deal for her as a single mother.
Program manager Cindy Ballantyne says the program wants to turn new teachers into change makers at their schools. “I‘m hoping that what we’re doing can provide them with the leadership tools and skills that they can start making those changes.”
Arizona Board of Regents president Eileen Klein says the Arizona Teachers Academy is “a targeted effort to enhance Arizona‘s teacher workforce.” Teachers are critical workforce for our state.