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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

Administrators return to teaching to fill shortages

Teacher shortages are worse than ever this year, reports Hannah Natanson in the Washington Post.

Math teachers, always in short supply, are even harder to find for the new school year.

"Pandemic-induced teacher exhaustion" may be kicking in. Teachers are being asked to close ever-wider achievement gaps, while dealing with students' emotional, mental and behavior problems, in the middle of a culture war.

Arizona will hire teachers who haven't yet finished their degrees, while Florida will open teaching jobs to military veterans who've earned 60 college credits with a 2.5 (C) grade-point average.

Tucson schools may use virtual math teachers.

Other districts will send central-office administrators to classrooms, reports Natanson. I can envision some benefits in showing administrators how their policies are affecting teaching.

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