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Survey: Oklahoma teacher vacancies remain, despite pay hikes

 

August 12, 2018



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new survey shows Oklahoma schools continue to struggle filling classroom positions after the largest teacher pay raise in state history.

The Oklahoma State School Boards Association survey released Monday says another academic year will start with nearly 500 teacher vacancies statewide. Many districts already rely heavily on emergency certified and part-time teachers. More than half of superintendents surveyed said teacher hiring is worse this year than last.

School Boards Association Executive Director Shawn Hime said a failed effort to block tax increases that wil...



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