Iowa to forgive loans for new math, science teachers

To encourage more new teachers to stay in Iowa after graduation, the state has unveiled a new program that will forgive up to $30,500 in student loans for qualifying teachers who agree to teach in shortage areas and work in low-income schools. The state ranked 41st in the nation in 2004-05 for its average teacher salary of $39,284, compared with the national average of $47,808.

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