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Crosbyton CISD is Growing their Own Teachers


Posted Date: 11/22/2019

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Crosbyton CISD is Growing their Own Teachers

Teachers are the most important school factor affecting the achievement of students. Recruiting and retaining high –quality teachers, however, is one of the most pressing challenges facing rural districts in Texas, and Crosbyton CISD is no exception. Through a grant from the Texas Education Agency, five rural ISD”S are partnering with Texas Tech University to launch a new “grow-your-own” program aimed at preparing new teachers specifically for teaching in their community. The program, called Tech Teach Across Rural Texas, provides incentives for college students from rural communities to become teachers in districts that often struggle to recruit. Eligible students will start their professional preparation through Texas Tech University, and then spend a full year working in Crosbyton CISD schools. In exchange, participants receive a $15,000 stipend for the year, and commit to working in Crosbyton CISD for three years following graduation. Crosbyton CISD has been the pioneer for this program, and the successful implementation over the past two years was instrumental in receiving the grant. For more information about this program, please contact Superintendent Shawn Mason.

Link to Tech Teach Across Rural Texas video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUUf_XNMctM

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