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Nationwide teacher shortage amplifies Alaska schools' woes

 

August 17, 2017



JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A teacher shortage across the nation has added to Alaska’s ongoing problem of educators fleeing the state, leaving school districts scrambling for teachers with just a few weeks until classes start, school officials said.

Numbers from August 4 show 155 teaching positions and 90 special education positions are open across the state, according to Alaska Teacher Placement.

About half of Alaska’s school districts are still looking for teachers to hire for this school year, KTOO-FM reported.

Lower Kuskokwim School District Supervisor Joshua Gill said he has offered ro...



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