Education A Washington Roundup

GAO: Troops-to-Teachers Attracts Men, Blacks

By Christina A. Samuels — March 06, 2006 1 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

The Troops-to-Teachers program run by the Department of Education has attracted many more men and African-Americans to the teaching profession, when compared with the new-teacher population at large, according to a report last week from the Government Accountability Office.

Troops-to-Teachers provides stipends and educational support to military personnel who choose to become teachers in priority subjects and high-need districts.

According to the March 1 report from the congressional watchdog agency, 3,875 Troops-to-Teachers participants were hired as teachers between Jan. 8, 2002, and June 30, 2005. More than 80 percent have been male and more than 25 percent are black, compared with 26 percent male and 9 percent black in the overall new-teacher population. The program’s fiscal 2005 report documents a one-year decline in participation, attributed in part to the military’s ongoing demand for active and reserve troops.

Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Student Well-Being Webinar
Attend to the Whole Child: Non-Academic Factors within MTSS
Learn strategies for proactively identifying and addressing non-academic barriers to student success within an MTSS framework.
Content provided by Renaissance
Classroom Technology K-12 Essentials Forum How to Teach Digital & Media Literacy in the Age of AI
Join this free event to dig into crucial questions about how to help students build a foundation of digital literacy.

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated: June 19, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: June 12, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education Briefly Stated: May 29, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education Briefly Stated: May 8, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read