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Schools Cancel Classes Amid Teacher Shortage

By Net Assets posted 15 days ago


(From NPR) In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, schools and districts around the country have been canceling classes on short notice. The cancellations aren't directly for COVID-19 quarantines; instead schools are citing staff shortages, staff fatigue, mental health and sometimes even student fights. Burbio, an organization that tracks school district websites, says these closures are an accelerating trend in the month of November, affecting 858 districts and 8,692 individual schools so far. Experts say the trend of taking four-day weeks started before the pandemic and has been accelerating.

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