Teacher shortage


August 19, 2022

School has started but the shortage of teachers is nationwide. Teaching is a tradition in some families but as salaries have lagged and security concerns have surfaced, it puts districts in a lurch to meet staffing requirements.

Northwestern was originally a Normal (High) School but later became known as a Teacher’s College with the number of graduates fanning out to meet the demands of a growing population. Teacher education was the driver for its expansion into the communities of Enid and Woodward. Now that the enrollment in that department has slacked, it is looking for opportunities...

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