The William & Mary School of Education has been chosen to establish a Troops to Teachers center in Virginia to help military veterans and soon-to-be veterans become K-12 teachers, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced last week. The $400,000 grant was awarded through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), a U.S. Department of Defense agency.
“Virginia boasts one of the largest veteran and military populations and is home to some of the nation’s most important military installations,” said McAuliffe. “That is why the Troops to Teachers program is so important to the military-connected citizens of the Commonwealth.