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State Information Request: Teacher and Substitute Shortages

A state policymaker asked what other states have been doing to alleviate teacher and substitute shortages. Our response includes examples of several policy levers used by states to address teacher shortages and state policy options for expanding the pool of substitute candidates, improving substitute compensation and for providing substitute teachers with a pathway to full licensure. To provide timely assistance to our constituents, State Information Requests are typically completed in 48 hours. They reflect an issue scan versus a comprehensive analysis.


Feb. 1, 2022

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