State Superintendent Burch meeting with students

Today, State Superintendent Clayton Burch and Dr. Carla Warren from the West Virginia Department of Education met with some students at MCTEC to tell them about the new Grow Your Own program for teachers.  This program is in response to the growing teacher shortage in West Virginia and around the country. High school juniors interested in the program would begin taking college courses while still in high school, that also satisfy high school requirements, shortening the amount of time spent in college and at a fraction of the cost. Instead of student teaching during their fourth year of college, these students would become "Teachers in Residence" in a Mercer County School receiving experience and a salary.

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