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.
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