Proposals in Oregon Senate aim to ease educator shortage
New proposals in the Oregon Senate focus on easing educator shortage. Learn more here.
Original article by NATALIE PATE
Schools nationwide and across Oregon have been facing educator shortages for years, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oregon lawmakers are considering bills this session they believe will address the problem’s root causes. Among them are Senate Bill 279, which would make it easier and less cost-prohibitive for teachers from other states to work in Oregon, and Senate Bill 283, an omnibus bill that would tackle retention, pay and several aspects of educator recruitment and hiring practices.
Lawmakers said these bills would address staff and substitute shortages,…
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