New York Teacher Shortage
Schools across New York are working to fill almost 400 teaching jobs. Today, NewsChannel13 reached out to the teacher’s union, NYSUT. That union represents more than 600,000 teachers.
Recruitment is a work in progress, according to the union. They are currently running a “grow your own grant” program, which hopes to provide a hands on pre-college experience to those interested in pursuing a teaching degree.
The program is a two year experience that will include a stipend to help cover living expenses.