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Official: State emergency teacher licenses up 54% in 2018-19

 


TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An ongoing teacher shortage led Oklahoma public schools to hire roughly 1,000 more nonaccredited teachers in the most recent school year compared to 2017-2018, and that number is expected to rise, according to state education officials.

State public schools employed 3,038 nonaccredited teachers in 2018-2019, which is 54% more than the 1,975 who were hired in the previous school year. The state Board of Education received a recommendation list Thursday to certify another 818 teachers, which included 531 renewals, the Tulsa World reported. Roughly 180 of those are for Tu...



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