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Teacher Shortage

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Maine is facing a critical shortage of qualified teachers for pre-K through 12th grade classrooms—for a range of key subjects, including math, English, science, music and art. Education leaders join us to describe why the shortage exists, what the impacts are—and about a surge of efforts to help fill the gaps, including fostering an education workforce for the future.

Pender Makin, Commissioner, Maine Department of Education
Grace Leavitt, president, Maine Education Association
Dolly Sullivan, program director for Maine Teacher of the Year, Educate Maine

VIP Caller:
Kennedy Raymond, elementary school teacher, Lewiston

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