INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A bipartisan plan would provide veterans with
scholarships and college credits for their military training and
experience toward earning a degree in K-12 education from Indiana
Participants in the program called Second Service would be required to
teach in an Indiana school for one year under proposed legislation backed
by Democratic state School Superintendent Glenda Ritz and Republican state
Sen. Susan Glick of LaGrange.
The proposal would expand the Combat to College program that Glick pushed
into law earlier this year.
Ritz planned stops in Fort Wayne and South Bend on Veterans Day to discuss
Second Service and a new literacy program called Boots for Books in which
the National Guard members will work with 30 schools and 30 after-school
programs across Indiana to help students learn to read.