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New York Launches Statewide Teacher Recruitment Platform

The New York State Education Department and TEACH are partnering to launch TeachNY.org, a new digitally powered recruitment platform developed in collaboration with a wide coalition of New York schools, districts, institutions of higher education, and education organizations, Commissioner Betty A. Rosa announced. The mission of TEACH New York (TeachNY) is to identify and cultivate the next generation of teachers throughout the state. 

“We must continually design, develop, and implement innovative approaches that nurture a highly skilled, diverse teaching workforce,” Board of Regents Chancellor Lester W. Young, Jr. said. “TeachNY is precisely the kind of initiative that will inspire and ignite the future generation of New York State teachers.” 

“More than any other profession, teaching determines our future. That is why we must always support our teachers, from first-year novices to expert practitioners,” Rosa said. “Partnering with TeachNY will strengthen New York’s educator pipeline, encouraging well-qualified, highly motivated individuals to enter and remain in the profession.” 

TeachNY.org acts as the centralized hub for prospective teachers to explore the profession, access free resources, get straightforward information, and receive support in applying to educator preparation programs throughout the state. 

Free resources include the following: 

  • One-on-one and group advising from New York teachers and certification experts, 
  • A database of scholarships and funding for future teachers, 
  • A search tool to find NY teaching programs, 
  • Reimbursements for application and testing fees, 
  • Support to prep for teaching tests, 
  • Email encouragement and reminders, and, 
  • Inspiring articles and content showcasing the best of the profession. 

In addition, TeachNY’s statewide public service announcement (PSA) and digital advertising will leverage TV, radio, and web platforms to elevate the teaching profession and generate interest among future teachers. 

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