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Teacher shortage continues in Tulsa

BY ANDREA EGER, Tulsa World Published: February 27, 2014

The Tulsa school board on Thursday continued its study of the school district’s teacher shortage and strategies to address it.

Nearly 400 teachers retired or resigned from Tulsa Public Schools in 2012-13, and the district began the current academic year short-handed and never caught up.

“We started the year with 49 vacancies. The lowest we dropped to was 30, and we currently have 37,” Chief Human Capital Officer Talia Shaull told the board at a special meeting.

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