Missouri works to recruit more teachers amid shortages


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri school officials are boosting teacher recruitment efforts as schools struggle to fill jobs.

It was reported that $700,000 will be spent on a new program, known as TeachMO.org, which will act as a centralized hub for prospective teachers to explore the profession, access free resources, and receive support in applying to educator preparation programs.

Education officials also are planning to invest $50 million over the next three years on teacher recruitment and retention grants and other programs designed to get more teachers into the state’s public schools.

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