September 27, 2023

Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon ISDs join forces to recruit and retain teachers

Applications open now for West Michigan Teacher Collaborative

 A $19 million grant to fund the newly launched West Michigan Teacher Collaborative aims to build the educator pipeline across three West Michigan counties, Kent ISD officials announced today. 

The collaborative, a partnership between Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon ISDs and Grand Valley State University, will potentially add 210 new teachers to the local workforce and build the credentials of 150 current educators. The goal is to equip prospective teachers with tools to go into and remain in the profession, and help current teachers earn advanced degrees and qualifications.

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