Governor Wolf Announces ‘Troops to Teachers’ Grant Program

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HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)  Federal Funding will help support the Commonwealth’s Troops to Teach grant program.

Governor Tom Wolf   announced $400,000 in federal funds will provide support to veterans transitioning from military service to careers in education.

The Troops to Teachers grant program is managed by the Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES).

The funding will create a network of teacher preparation programs around the commonwealth supporting veterans as they earn their teaching certifications.

 

In a prepared released Governor Tom Wolf noted “It is critical to ensure Pennsylvania’s veterans have the opportunity to pursue fulfilling new careers and that systems are in place to support them as they transition,”

 

The Troops to Teachers grant program, in partnership with high-poverty and/or high-minority schools across the state, will enable veterans to gain critical skills and experience in the classroom, and help them with everything from navigating the certification process to securing a job in the field.

For more information about Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs, or to read PDE Secretary Rivera’s budget testimony, visit the Department of Education’s website at For more information about Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs, or to read PDE Secretary Rivera’s budget testimony, visit the Department of Education’s website at www.education.pa.gov

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