The Biden administration this week announced over $100 million in grants to address school staff shortages and high turnover rates by lifting pay and funding teacher apprenticeships from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.
As the 2022–2023 school year begins, schools in the United States are struggling to fill vacancies for teachers and other school staff, according to the Biden administration.
The U.S. Department of Education cited uncompetitive teacher pay for high teacher turnover rates and a “weak pipeline” coming into the profession.
The workforce shortage, which the department said was exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, is also slowing down how fast students can recover academically from the impacts of disrupted learning since March 2020….


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