TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie announced New Jersey will be the first East Coast state to participate in the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship program.
The governor held a news conference Friday saying he’s “proud to have that distinction” for the Garden State. The fellowship program provides $30,000 stipends for teachers to work at certain at-risk schools under three-year contracts.
“We’re reaffirming our commitment to investing in teacher talent,” Christie said.
Officials say the program’s goal Is to provide strong math and science teachers in understaffed schools.
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