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    Amid a growing national teacher shortage and declining educator preparation program enrollment, Houston Independent School District is creating pathways for aspiring educators to become teachers for free and get paid to do so. Through a new Grow Your Own grant program, participants will be able to earn their bachelor’s degree and Texas teaching license while being paid as a full-time teaching assistant in HISD.

    On May 12, 2023, HISD launched its Grow Your Own Competitive Grant which will offer up to 10 grants of $100,000 each to Education Preparation Providers (EPPs) that can offer high-quality, low-cost pathways to aspiring educators who currently hold an associate’s degree. These aspiring educators may be current teaching assistants, substitute teachers, tutors, non-certified employees, parents, guardians, or other community members.

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