Kansas education board struggles with teacher shortage
September 14, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas State Board of Education panel has recommended a new licensing system to reduce the shortage of teachers in the state.
State education department officials said Tuesday that there are 90 elementary school teacher openings in Kansas and more than 80 vacancies for special education teachers, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported
"The challenge is now, these students are there (in school)," said Janet Waugh, a longtime board member. "What are we doing because we still have to serve them? They don't stay home because we don't have a teacher."
A teacher vacancy commi...