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New Mexico district: Teacher shortage a 'health emergency'


January 31, 2020

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico school board is calling a statewide teacher shortage that is hitting the region especially hard a "public health emergency."

Española Public Schools made the assertion earlier this month about the dearth of qualified classroom teachers and urged Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to make that same declaration formally, the Albuquerque Journal reports.

On Jan. 15, the Española school board passed a resolution that calls on the governor to address urgent needs that contribute to the teacher shortage, such as teacher pay and the system in place to devel...

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