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NEWS BRIEF: APS offering cash incentives to hire virtual teachers

Virtual classroom boon?

The Atlanta Public Schools system is offering a $3,000 bonus for new recruits to teach online, amid an increase in the number of students signing up for virtual classes. APS is also providing relocation and housing allowances on top of a $49,000 per annum salary to new hires who would start teaching in January. The district's decision last month to reopen applications for online instruction drew more than 1,600 requests from students. macon.com