teacher shortages

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There have been repeated warnings about teacher shortages across New York State.  In this week's Press Pass conversation, WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley talks to Buffalo News Education reporter Jay Rey. Rey tells us those shortages are not as widespread and vary from district to district. 

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Every school says it wants a qualified teacher in every classroom because it's often required by law. It doesn't always happen because there are shortages in some fields, like special education and science.

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The Buffalo Public School District and SUNY Buffalo State have launched the city’s first-ever Urban Teacher Academy for high school students. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says about 20-ninth graders joined the program this fall at McKinley High School.

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Canisius College in Buffalo is ready to launch a new teacher residency program.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley say the college's Center for Urban Education will establish the program to prepare future educators. 

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With a nationwide teacher shortage, some districts are conducting recruitment programs. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says those in higher education are trying to reach students to become new school teachers.


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Two of the state's top education leaders appeared at the University at Buffalo Tuesday. It was one of four stops on a state-wide 'listen tour' to promote the TeachNY initiative. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the discussion center around a teacher shortage. 

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SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher will be bringing her campaign to support teachers to the University at Buffalo Tuesday. Zimpher will be leading a public forum from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at UB's at Hayes Hall on UB's South Campus. New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia is also expected to appear. Zimpher is hosting listening tours as part of TeachNY, a statewide initiative designed to improve the way teachers are prepared and address the teacher shortage.