DOE: Teacher Shortage Looms

HARRISBURG — The U.S. Department of Education has warned that Pennsylvania, like every other state, is facing a shortage of teachers.

The problem is only going to get worse, experts say.

There are pockets of problem areas in the commonwealth and some teaching specialties where it’s hard to find enough educators, state and federal data shows. But evidence of an overall statewide shortage is less obvious, for the time being.

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