One agency’s solution to the teacher shortage crisis in Washington state

Washington’s demand for teachers increased by 250 percent between 2010 and 2015, according to Washington state’s Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) (WA Office of PI, April 2018).

School district human resources directors attested to the need in a fall 2016 survey by the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI): 97 percent indicated they were in “crisis” or “struggling” to hire qualified certificated teachers (WA PESB, April 2018).

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