The UW–Madison School of Education Wisconsin Teacher Pledge was identified as a “good news standout” in Up North News’ list of the best moments in Wisconsin education in 2022.
The publication writes: “Teacher shortages had been rising for a decade before the pandemic pushed many schools past their breaking point. Wisconsin’s were no exception, but the state’s flagship university quickly offered a solution: ‘Teacher Pledge.’ ”
“Started in the summer of 2020, the program provides financial support to future University of Wisconsin teachers — paying the equivalent of in-state tuition and fees, testing, and licensing costs for all students who, in return, work at a Wisconsin school for a minimum of three years post-graduation.”
“In 2022, ‘Teacher Pledge’ was extended through at least the 2025-26 school year.”
See Up North News’ full “The Best Of” list for Wisconsin education in 2022.