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Substitute teacher shortages loom amid back-to-school


September 23, 2020

More school districts are having trouble securing enough substitute teachers during the coronavirus pandemic. (iStock).

A substitute teacher shortage is looming in some school districts already grappling with the complicated logistics of returning to the classroom during the coronavirus pandemic.

A number of schools throughout the Northeast are already facing challenges with classroom coverage weeks into the new school year.

In Trumbull, Conn., Hillcrest Middle School has reportedly closed due to staffing issues after a positive COVID-19 case resulted in staffers having to quarantine with not enough substitutes to replace them, the Hartford Courant reported Monday.


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