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Identifying prospective teachers in high school builds stronger pipeline

February 14, 2018

With reports of a looming teacher shortage and concern about the lack of diversity in the teaching profession, some states and school districts are looking to grow-your-own programs to help fill the gap. Versions of these programs can be seen in multiple states, including Ohio, Kentucky, and Florida. While some programs offer a semester-long sampling of teacher education, others, such as new Scholar Teacher program in North Carolina, offer a career track complete with the possibility of a scholarship to finish college if students commit to returning home to teach.

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