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Teachers of Tomorrow

The Teachers of Tomorrow program began in the spring of 2000 when the State Legislature developed legislation and funding to combat the looming teacher shortage, especially in the big five City School Districts of New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers. With the school districts expecting to hire thousands of teachers in the near future to meet the State’s growing school-age population and replace retiring teachers, the Teachers of Tomorrow legislation offers specific incentives to recruit and retain teachers.


To provide a variety of incentives that encourage prospective teachers to teach in a school district that is experiencing a teacher shortage or subject area shortage.


School districts with SURR schools, low-performing schools, or those schools experiencing teacher shortages and/or subject shortages are eligible to apply for funds.