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Teacher resignations in some D.C. area school districts rise again

August 9, 2023
Captured in a metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia primary school, this photograph depicts a typical classroom scene, where an audience of school children were seated on the floor before a teacher at the front of the room, who was reading an illustrated storybook, during one of the scheduled classroom sessions. Assisting the instructor were two female students to her left, and a male student on her right, who was holding up the book, while the seated classmates were raising their hands to answer questions related to the story just read.

Dorothy Clowers arrived early at Dr. Henry A. Wise, Junior High School on a recent afternoon so she could secure a good spot at the front of the gym. Around her, dozens of other elementary school administrators would also vie for recruits, hoping to fill about 1,500 teacher and 479 staff vacancies before the first day of school. Clowers, the principal of William Paca Elementary in Prince George’s County, Md., eagerly held onto a sign bearing her school’s name as prospective teachers walked by.

Article Source: Washington Post

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