MPS steps up recruitment of bilingual teachers, math and science professionals

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
February 21, 2013

Even if Milwaukee Public Schools hired every person who graduated from a Wisconsin college with a teaching certificate between last December and August, it still wouldn’t have enough qualified teachers to fill an onslaught of expected vacancies this fall, according to new details from the district.

Instead, the district may need to turn to alternative streams – including recruiting bilingual teachers in Puerto Rico and Spain and training math and science professionals to become teachers – to fill the gap, according to a two-year recruitment and training initiative announced Thursday.


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Recruitment events set to start as MPS seeks 700 new teachers

Milwaukee Public Schools
February 5, 2013

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools will hold five recruitment events starting this week as the district seeks to hire 700 new teachers as well as paraprofessionals and more than a dozen principals.

Qualified applicants who attend any teacher recruitment session could leave with a letter of intent to be hired by the district. At the March 2 district-wide recruitment event for teachers and paraprofessionals, early contracts may be offered.

Read the full release here.