William Carey University grant to help grow teachers' ranks - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

William Carey University grant to help grow teachers' ranks

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - William Carey University has received a $20,000 grant to help provide new teachers in Meridian.

WDAM-TV reports the money comes from the Phil Hardin Foundation and will cover tuition for about 10 students who already have a bachelor's degree in another field to take courses required to get an alternate route teaching license.

WCU will cover the tuition costs of additional students. The grant will help expand a campaign called Teach Meridian.

A meeting for those interested in applying will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday at the Meridian High School Freshman Academy Library.

The Hardin Foundation's executive director, Lloyd Gray, says there's a crisis in teacher availability and retention in Mississippi currently and the foundation is pleased to partner with WCU to meet the challenges in those areas.

Information from: WDAM-TV, http://www.wdam.com

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly