William Carey University grant to help grow teachers' ranks
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — William Carey University has received a $20,000 grant to help provide new teachers in Meridian.

WDAM-TV reports the money comes from the Phil Hardin Foundation and will cover tuition for about 10 students who already have a bachelor's degree in another field to take courses required to get an alternate route teaching license.

WCU will cover the tuition costs of additional students. The grant will help expand a campaign called Teach Meridian.

A meeting for those interested in applying will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday at the Meridian High School Freshman Academy Library.

The Hardin Foundation's executive director, Lloyd Gray, says there's a crisis in teacher availability and retention in Mississippi currently and the foundation is pleased to partner with WCU to meet the challenges in those areas.
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