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Sen. Tina Smith reintroduces a bill to address teacher shortage

 

August 9, 2019



U.S. Sen. Tina Smith of Minnesota, who is a member of the Senate education committee, reintroduced legislation to help schools and districts in Minnesota and across the country hit hard by teacher shortages.

Sen. Smith is pushing the legislation, because right now there are not enough teachers to meet the demand in all locations and in all fields, resulting in teacher shortages. More than 40 percent of the nation’s small, rural school districts struggle with adequately staffing their schools, and shortages are most acute in certain subject areas. There is a growing need for STEM, foreign language and special education teachers.

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