Troops to Teachers Zone 1

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A U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.
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    Joyce Abbott spent a decade in the Army before becoming a teacher through Troops to Teachers. "The way she had her expectations for us, I could tell she wasn't like other teachers," a student said. ALEX REMNICK / Staff PhotographerWhen a federal program was launched to help military veterans become teachers, the education community was skeptical of "crusty old Marines" relating to kids.  Eighteen years later, Troops to Teachers operates in all 50 states and in U.S. territories, including an office that opened in the fall on the West Chester University campus. The $14 million program is funded by the Departments of Education and Defense and is managed by DANTES, an education initiative to support the armed forces.

    "Once the folks got into the classroom, they proved that the program was getting the right kind of teachers into the school," said John Gantz, the first chief, or administrative head, of Troops to Teachers. The program provides veterans from any branch of the service with stipends to use toward education certifications and then gives them advice for finding teaching jobs. It's up to the veterans to land jobs themselves, but Troops to Teachers offers guidance during the often uncertain transition from military to civilian life.

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