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Tester Announces Legislation to Strengthen Education for Rural Students, Montana Veterans, Native Americans
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced a trio of bills to boost teacher recruitment in rural Montana, strengthen veterans' access to education benefits, and address workforce shortages at Indian Country schools.
Tester announced that he will be introducing the Rural Educator Support and Training (REST) Act to address teacher workforce shortages in rural America by providing scholarships, loan forgiveness, and professional development opportunities to educators who commit to work in rural schools.
"This legislation will incentivize folks to come to rural America to teach the next generation of leaders," said Tester, a former teacher. "Teaching is an honor and a responsibility, and we must fully staff our schools to ensure the future of rural America is strong."
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