We have been working extremely hard to alleviate the North Carolina Teacher shortage and are very pleased with the results so far. An article today points out that Guilford County is still has 117 open teaching positions in the school district and we have seen this across the state.
Since the state eliminated the lateral entry program for teachers, we have been busy filling the void for teachers. North Carolina is turning out to be one of our best states. We have had over 1,500 potential teachers apply to the NC Teachers of Tomorrow program, we have had over 300 start the program and we know that over 40 have already been hired. Since we just started last fall, this is a phenomenal beginning.
We see articles on the teacher shortage all the time (right now Kentucky has a ton). But it is great to actually help districts solve their shortage in time for back to school.