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Oklahoma uses emergency certified teachers during shortage


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma schools have grown increasingly reliant on filling teacher vacancies with emergency certified teachers amid a statewide shortage of educators.

The state School Board of Education approved more than 220 emergency certificates Thursday for July, the Tulsa World ( ) reported. This time last year, the board considered nearly 80 emergency certificates.

The provisional licenses let individuals work as teachers before they complete the education or training requirements for regular or alternative certification. Teachers can use the licenses to t...

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