Georgia gov. commits to improving teacher pipeline

Some retired Georgia teachers could return to work and collect both a full salary and a full pension under a measure that Gov. Brian Kemp is proposing. The Republican governor said Tuesday that the state needs to bolster its teacher workforce. (Feb. 2)

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BRIAN KEMP: After spending time on listening tours, conference calls, and in meetings with our leaders in education during my first two years in office, I knew we needed to strengthen our teacher pipeline. And I remain focused on that mission.

This legislative package will also lean on prior experience to fill classroom positions as well-equipped professionals by allowing our retired teachers to come back to the classroom full time to teach in high-needs areas. These hard-working men and women have a wealth of experience and knowledge, with decades spent raising up the next generation of leaders. This initiative will help our retirees, the Retirement System, and education as a whole.