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Socorro fighting back against teacher shortages

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EL PASO, Texas -- Socorro has drawn attention across the state of Texas with their student-teacher residency program that gave the Socorro one of the top twelve spots for school districts in the state of Texas.

Years ago chief academic officer Lucia Borrego wanted to start a program that would mentor students to become teachers. Borrego said it has turned into a great program, and Socorro superintendent Nathan Carman could not agree more saying the results speak for themselves after being recognized as one of the top twelve school districts in the state of Texas.

With teacher shortages all across the country, Borrego and her colleagues are taking it upon themselves to mentor students so they are prepared for the workforce, and ultimately stay in it.

Borrego and Carman hope that other school districts can learn from their approach, and ultimately tackle the shortage of teachers across the country.

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