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Colorado substitute teacher shortage worsened by coronavirus


October 4, 2020

DENVER (AP) — Alamosa School District is so short on educators that all it might take is the quarantine of a single class to leave many kids without a teacher.

That's largely because the southern Colorado district of 2,178 students is battling a significant K-12 substitute teacher shortage. Coronavirus fears have chased a large percentage of the sub pool away, Interim Superintendent Marsha Cody said.

"We actually need more subs than ever before, when we have less," Cody said.

It's a problem other Colorado districts can sympathize with as the state faces a substitute teacher shortage that...

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