Lynn Public Schools Face Teacher Shortage

Photo: Brooke McCarthy / WBZ News Radio

LYNN (WBZNewsRadio) - When the bell rings on the first day of school at Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Lynn, the administration hopes to have a dozen new teachers welcoming students.

"We've seen it with pilots, we've seen it with nurses, and we've seen it with education. Just people thinking about going into a different profession or retiring." Assistant Principal John Pavia said.

The nationwide labor shortage in the education system is being felt in every corner of the country. To combat the ripple effect, the state's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is now providing emergency expedited teaching certificates to applicants.

The school is hiring educators for special education, math, science, and English Language Learners.

WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports

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