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Washington Loses Veteran Teachers, Hunts for New Recruits

It has become increasingly more difficult for principals to find new teachers, especially in rural and high poverty areas. In Washington, demand for new teachers has increased by 250 percent in the last five years.

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A new report shows it has become increasingly more difficult for principals to find new teachers, especially in rural and high poverty areas. In Washington, the demand for new teachers has increased by 250 percent in the last five years. Back in 2012, the state supreme court mandated that all K-12 education be fully funded. Four years later, no budget has been written that either completely funds education or addresses the state’s massive teacher shortage. (The Seattle Times)

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