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Notes: ACPS launching pilot to recruit George Washington University students as teachers

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Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) is aiming to recruit George Washington (GW) University as new special education instructors, ABC7 reported.

The pilot program was announced back in January and applications open at the end of February.

The new partnership is aimed at students applying both to GW’s master’s program and to ACPS, with a requirement that they obviously are accepted to both. If accepted, the students will be working in ACPS classrooms with a qualified special education teacher, getting hands-on experience and mentorship.

“Individuals will be able to apply at the same time to both the GW master’s program and employment within ACPS,” an ACPS press release said. “While in their first year of the program, graduate students will work as ACPS instructional assistants to develop key instructional strategies, learn best practices and receive targeted professional learning from both ACPS and GW teams. They will then have the opportunity to move into teacher roles for their second year in the program.”

The release noted that ACPS has been facing challenges in recruiting staff for various positions within ACPS and the pilot is part of a series of efforts to boost recruitment.

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