Details Still Scarce On Arizona Teachers Academy Program

By Lauren Gilger, Carrie Jung, Steve Goldstein
Published: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 2:30pm

KJZZ's Carrie Jung was at Tuesday's announcement about the Arizona Teachers Academy. Its a new state program hoping to make a dent in Arizona’s growing teacher shortage.

To participate in the program university students have to agree to work in an Arizona public school for the number of years they had tuition waived. Jung provided more details about the program, although some questions remain unanswered.

One of the prime attendees at the announcement was a person who will likely be vital in how it’s put into effect and expanded over the next few years — the Arizona Board of Regents President Eileen Klein.

She joined The Show to talk more about it.