State: Connecticut schools face teacher shortages

August 11, 2008 5:20:18 AM PDT
With the new school year beginning in a matter of weeks, Connecticut officials say there are teacher shortages statewide involving specific subjects. A spokesman for the state Department of Education says there is a shortage of science, math and foreign language teachers.

New Haven officials traveled to Puerto Rico to recruit much sought after bilingual teachers. This year they brought back eight recruits.

The state analyzes and identifies specific shortage areas each year where districts might have problems in hiring teachers.

This year's shortages are in foreign languages, math, science, special education, bilingual education, librarians, technology education and administrators, such as principals.

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