Ad campaign seeks teachers for New Orleans

July 3, 2007
Recovery District needs to hire faculty so it can open more schools.

The Recovery School District in New Orleans has unveiled a $400,000 national teacher recruitment campaign that includes a Web site, radio and newspaper advertisements in cities such as Houston and Minneapolis, and outreach to former teachers to fill vacancies. The full-court press is part of a scramble to hire enough teachers to staff classrooms before students return Sept. 4, the day after Labor Day.
Click here to read The New Orleans Times-Picayune article.

EARLIER: Bracing for a surge of new students next year, Recovery District-operated schools and their charters in New Orleans will begin offering incentives worth $17,300 to out-of-state teachers who commit to work in city schools for two years beginning this fall. The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved the plan, which will be financed by federal money earmarked for the rebuilding and reopening of schools in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Click here to read The New Orleans Times-Picayune article.

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