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Parish quoted on teacher shortage in DeKalb, Clayton schools

  |   Kathryn Kao   |   Permalink   |   Media Mention

Jack Parish, the associate dean for outreach and engagement of UGA's College of Education and a clinical associate professor in the department of lifelong education, administration and policy, was recently quoted in a story broadcasted by WABE-FM.

The article reports an increased number of job postings for teaching instructors in both DeKalb and Clayton County schools. The former school system is seeking close to 200 instructors, while the latter needs about 115.

Although there are between 800 to 900 substitute teachers currently on call, school systems have to compete with about 14,000 other districts across the nation.

According to Parish, school districts are growing again due to a surge in the economy. This has created even more job openings with not enough teachers to fill them.

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