Data: New Jersey joins growing number of states dealing with teacher shortage for 2022-2023 school year

The U.S. Department of Education says New Jersey will not have enough pre-K through 12th grade teachers for math, science, world languages, special education and English as a second language for the 2022-2023 school year.

News 12 Staff

Aug 24, 2022, 10:17 AM

Updated 670 days ago

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The U.S. Department of Education says New Jersey will not have enough pre-K through 12th grade teachers for math, science, world languages, special education and English as a second language for the 2022-2023 school year.
Nationwide, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics, roughly 300,000 educators and staff left the field in the past two years.
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona says states should use federal COVID-19 relief funds to do things such as bring back retired teachers to fill-in the gap.


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