As a former superintendent of schools for Fairfield, Conn., I have personal insight into how valuable it is to have nationally renowned universities as part of our community. Through this proximity, and based on long-established relationships, I saw students from area colleges teaching and interning in our public schools, and even had the opportunity to hire some of them into full-time assignments. The strategic and creative support they provided for the children and teachers in our classrooms and their contributions to the district was invaluable then, and remains so today.
Title, David G. (2017, May 12). Student teachers, interns are vital for teacher recruitment, student achievement. Fairfield Citizen. Retrieved from http://m.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/