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New science standards add pressure to physics teacher shortages

July 25, 2019


Finding qualified STEM teachers is a nationwide challenge for many school districts. In California, the change in science standards, which was meant to improve science education and career options for students, is causing more of a challenge because of the requirement for specific credentials in these subject areas at a time when STEM recruiting is difficult even for the business and research community.

Some states are trying to solve the teacher shortage issue by recruiting retired teachers to fill the posts or by lowering testing standards for credentials to make them more obtainable.

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