S.C. panel urges more spending to recruit teachers

South Carolina’s education oversight panel recommended that legislators spend more on programs designed to draw high school students into teaching and fill slots in the state’s neediest schools, the Associated Press reports. The Education Oversight Committee’s budget recommendations include spending an additional $1 million on Teach for America, $2 million on student loans to future teachers, and $400,000 on the rigorous Teaching Fellows scholarship program. “It’s a teacher-focused budget,” said EOC executive director Melanie Barton…

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Laura Ascione

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