MSBA continues its Top 10 list of items we think will have the biggest impact on schools. Starting this week — and running Monday through Friday for the next couple of weeks — we’ll fill you in on our Top 10. And if anyone wants the entire analysis, just click on the MSBA Legislative Summary link below.
No. 7: Help for teacher shortages and ag education
Here are just a few of the laws passed aimed to help ease teacher shortages:
- Establishes a new teacher loan forgiveness program for adding a licensure field in a shortage area. Loans are forgiven for up to five years.
- Creates a licensure program for teachers pursuing agricultural education.
- Creates a pilot program to give prospective teachers a year-long student teaching experience.