Amid Teacher Shortage, California Corps Members to Volunteer

The California Department of Education (CDE) and California Volunteers, Office of the Governor, are teaming up to address the state’s teacher shortage.

The CDE announced Sunday that members of the California Volunteers service corps — who number 10,000 — will be recruited to work as educators. A series of career fairs will soon take place as part of the effort. 

“Governor Newsom’s investment in thousands of service members is unprecedented,” said California Volunteers Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday. “We are excited for California Volunteers’ service corps becoming the pipeline for tomorrow’s teachers.”

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond said the partnership underscores the state’s attention to the “long-term national issue” of teacher shortages.

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