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In the wake of the vast teacher shortages sweeping the country, states are digging in to recruit. To fill vacancies, many are reaching beyond their state lines and others are offering enticing incentive packages. One Washington, DC suburb hopes to lure teachers with student appeals.

Prince George’s County in Maryland is sponsoring a $300,000 national ad campaign, which features a dozen students of all ages and races appealing for teachers. In one ad, 14-year-old Amber, an African American student asks, “Teach me to grow up to be a Pediatrician. Please.” In another, Jordan, a high school freshman asks, “Teach me to be an Electrical Engineer. Please.” John White, spokesman for the PG County school system, explained that the campaign “lets us put a face on the school system to let people know how diverse our students are.”

The county is also offering steep incentive packages, including new laptop computers, loan forgiveness plans, and relocation expenses.

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I have been trying to find a teaching position since 2005. I have my Masters in Elementary ed with a BS in Physical Education. I have had no luck getting interviews for out of state let a lone an in state (CO) teaching position. I have applied to CA, AZ, UT, FL, NC and many more. These applications take hours to complete. Not only do you have to take a personality test for some but also fill out pages of informtion and questions plus apply for their in state license. If I did this for every state I applied for I would be spending money for somethig I may not use especially if you never recieve an interview and a job. I am very bothered by the hiring process. I have been told because I don't have 10 years experience that I am not considered. Ten years does not mean your a better teacher then someone with 2-4 years. Why are schools so picky if there are shortages?

Kelly, I don't mean to be unkind, but perhaps you've not received responses because your applications/resume have the same spelling and grammatical errors present in your posting. You might want to have someone with a good eye review your application materials prior to sending them.

Our district (in AZ) is always hiring teachers. How many inner-city schools have you applied to?

PG county would not have to beg for teachers if they did not have such a "jump thru the hurdle" application process in place before this. I would warn anyone going to Maryland, DO YOUR RESEARCH. It is very expensive there.

please let me know the teacher recruit ment from indian citizen

I am well experienced post gradeuate teacher can be able to teache up to 12 grade if any opportunity to serve these children can be contacted to the same purpose with remuneration

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