Erin Hinrichs On the heels of graduation ceremonies across the state, school administrators are busy trying to finalize their new hires for the upcoming school year — snatching up recent graduates and enticing more experienced educators to join their team.The end of June typically marks the end of the teacher hiring season, but there are still lots of openings posted online. Many of these openings are reflective of the predominant teacher shortage areas: special education, math and science.The shortages aren’t just subject-specific. Districts across the state are also struggling to attract applicants of color, as well as applicants interested in working in more rural districts. And hiring officials predict that these shortage areas...
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'You’ve gotta think outside of the box': Facing teacher shortages, Minnesota districts get creative