Nationally, Americans owe $1.2 trillion in student loans. Delaware ranks first in the nation in the average amount of debt per college graduate. The news seems depressing—but there is now a way for public sector employees, like educators, to walk away from student loan debt without making another payment through a federal loan forgiveness program.
The Delaware Teacher Center provides educators with free, unlimited access to nine "centers" located throughout the state. Teachers can visit a center and use the free supplies to put together class projects or materials that will create a more engaging environment.
New teachers in Delaware will undoubtedly participate in a mentoring program in their district. The program(s) are overseen by the Department of Education and are intended to help new teachers build the skills and techniques necessary for enjoying a long and productive career.