Nebraska teacher shortages are a growing issue. According to the Nebraska Department of Education, “There were 118 districts/systems reporting unfilled positions in 2019.” Furthermore, Grand Island Central Catholic Superintendent and Principal Jordan Engle says, “To make things work, we began looking outside the subject area to find teachers that could still teach the subject despite not having the correct certification. For example, I have a teacher who is endorsed in social studies teaching our geometry class just because we can’t find a math teacher to fit that position.” Students suffer when their instructors are not qualified to teach their subject.
In April 2021, Frontline Education surveyed 1,200 district leaders to discover that two out of three respondents reported having teacher shortages in their schools. This is a record high since launching the survey in 2015.
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