HISD, UH team up to offer free tuition to students

The Houston Independent School District and University of Houston are joining forces to offer a new teacher preparation program that aims to bring HISD's brightest students back into the classroom upon their college graduation.

Through the Teach Forward Houston fellowship program, HISD graduates interested in obtaining a degree in education are eligible for free tuition at University of Houston in exchange for teaching four years in HISD after graduation.

"Teach Forward Houston will benefit our communities by bringing highly qualified teachers into the classroom," said Robert McPherson, dean of the UH College of Education. "The students participating in the program will have the opportunity to study in a Tier One institution, receive the top quality training and ongoing support they need to be successful in the classroom and graduate with little-to-no debt."

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