Milford High School senior Dyaishia Cherry noticed some of her peers were interested in becoming teachers, so she formed a branch of Educators Rising, a club that caters to such students. “I noticed that there was a club for everyone else, why not a club for students who want to be teachers,” she said.

Students like Cherry are the focus of a new state initiative to convince students to become educators. At least 13 high schools across the state are doing this by starting a K-12 Teacher Academy. The objective is for educators to teach students on what it takes to be a teacher. Read more here.

This initiative is in line with the Educator Support & Development recommendations list in Student Success 2025.