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Faced with a teacher shortage, West Texas school district may be latest to go virtual

Texas Tribune

September 18, 2018

Texas Tribune - Faced with a drastic shortage of teachers, one West Texas school district may join a small but growing group of Texas communities settling for hiring some only available via screens.

It has also partnered with Odessa College, a local two-year college, and Texas Tech University on a "grow your own" program that would provide local students with mentoring and teacher certification in three years if they commit to teaching in the district.

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