Public schools scramble to staff classrooms as year opens
Written by Gabriela Henriquez Stoikow on August 24, 2021
Miami-Dade Public Schools continue to face shortages in teachers as the school year begins, although the number of vacancies is not clear yet. The last available data, from 2019-2020, showed 17,584 teachers employed, a record low at least since the school year 2010-2011.
“Miami-Dade County Public Schools is working diligently to ensure we are properly staffed for the opening of schools,” said spokesperson Jaquelyn Calzadilla via email. “As we do so, vacancies remain fluid.”
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