Alabama school districts are getting creative in how they recruit and retain teachers. One solution: Paying student interns during their time in the classroom.
Two experiments are underway, AL.com found.
The first, started during the pandemic, allows schools to pay student interns to lead a classroom – without a lead teacher overseeing them. The second will begin in January, when Tuscaloosa City begins paying student interns a stipend during their traditional internship teaching alongside a lead teacher.