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Kansas Education Board Struggles with Special Education Teacher Shortage

September 28, 2017

A Kansas State Board of Education panel has recommended a new licensing system to reduce the shortage of teachers in the state. State education department officials said that there are 90 elementary school teacher openings in Kansas and more than 80 vacancies for special education teachers, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported "The challenge is now, these students are there (in school)," said Janet Waugh, a longtime board member. "What are we doing because we still have to serve them? They don't stay home because we don't have a teacher." Read More