Newark School District combats teacher shortage with 600 new hires

The Newark School District is combating a teacher shortage with 600 new hires.

News 12 Staff

Aug 31, 2022, 10:10 AM

Updated 663 days ago

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The Newark School District is combating a teacher shortage with 600 new hires.
Shortages have been an ongoing problem in New Jersey, and across the country, but the Newark Board of Education says their district-wide initiatives helped attract new teachers. 
Partnerships with colleges also helped staff positions such as bilingual, ESL and special education educators -- the toughest to staff.
The school district even encourages students who've recently graduated to return as teachers with a dual enrollment program at Montclair State University.
Newark is one of the highest-paying districts in the state.


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