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By Josh Rouse
The Lawton Constitution 

Area superintendents seeking solutions amid teacher shortage


April 11, 2019

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Across Oklahoma, superintendents from the smallest districts to the largest continue to contend with an ongoing teacher shortage that shows no signs of slowing.

More than 30,000 teachers have left the profession in Oklahoma since 2013, according to the 2018 Oklahoma State Department of Education's Teacher Supply and Demand report. That's an average loss of 10% of the state teacher workforce. To help combat that loss, district administrators have had to increasingly turn to alternative and emergency certification options in order to put teachers in the classroom.


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