Plan Would help Indiana Veterans Become K-12 Teachers Created by kblakeslee on 11/11/2013 3:19:21 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A bipartisan plan would provide veterans with scholarships and college credits for their military training and experience toward earning a degree in K-12 education from Indiana universities.
Participants in the program called Second Service would be required to teach in an Indiana school for one year under proposed legislation backed by Democratic state School Superintendent Glenda Ritz and Republican state Sen. Susan Glick of LaGrange.
The proposal would expand the Combat to College program that Glick pushed into law earlier this year.
Ritz planned stops in Fort Wayne and South Bend on Veterans Day to discuss Second Service and a new literacy program called Boots for Books in which National Guard members will work with 30 schools and 30 after-school programs across Indiana to help students learn to read.