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Number of non-certified teachers nearly doubles in Oklahoma

Number of non-certified teachers nearly doubles in Oklahoma
Posted at 11:27 AM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-27 12:37:30-04

TULSA -- The number of non-certified teachers in Oklahoma classrooms has nearly doubled over the last year, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

The State Department of Education confirmed a report from the Tulsa World that said 112,344 students in Oklahoma are being taught by “someone who has yet to be certified or has yet to have that training,” in comparison to 62,000 students last year.

The state Board of Education has approved 1,975 emergency certificates since July, which are granted to districts that have a lack of qualified candidates to fill positions. 

The information comes out after a nearly two-week teacher walkout over low pay and lack of education funding in the state.

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