How to Help Colorado Student Teachers Across the Finish Line? Pay Them.

Chalkbeat Colorado | Erica Meltzer

“House Bill 1220 would provide stipends to student teachers, who currently have to work for free while still paying tuition, and would provide alternative ways to prove mastery of teacher training requirements.”

The House of Education Committee approved House Bill 1220 in early March, which would provide teacher candidates a stipend such as $11,000 for a 16-week residency and $22,000 for a 32-week residency. Meltzer explores the additional benefits and support this would give to aspiring teachers to fulfill their dreams.

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