The Georgia Department of Education will invest in a package of programs and partnerships to improve the education workforce across all grade levels. Investments will expand educator pipeline opportunities by covering the costs of exam or certification fees, mentoring, alternative certification routes, and loan forgiveness. The agency will also seek to strengthen the educator pipeline by exploring strategies that include coaching, real-world classroom simulations, and recruitment/retention efforts in high-need education fields. A third initiative will develop a statewide teaching model that will allow retired educators, non-traditional teachers, and classroom teachers to provide virtual tutoring and mentoring across the state.
We are spotlighting this because Georgia is leveraging a comprehensive package of tools to address the needs of the education workforce and create pathways for more educators to enter the profession.