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From the Battlefield to the Classroom: Are Veterans a Solution to Teacher Shortage?

More than 21,000 military veterans since 1993 have benefited from Troops to Teachers, a Defense Department program to help them get into the teaching profession. The program connects them with training, eases them back into civilian life, provides career coaching and offers them cash bonuses for moving into schools and positions that can be otherwise difficult to fill. Since 2012, it has placed about 800 teachers in Virginia classrooms.