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Youngkin Moves To Make It Easier To Hire New Teachers

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  • To reduce the number of teacher vacancies, Gov. Glenn Youngkin issued an executive directive that will cut red tape that is making it difficult for qualified people to get teaching jobs.
  • “We will let high-quality teachers teach,” the governor said in a news conference on Thursday.
  • The executive directive instructs Education Superintendent Jillian Balow to issue teacher licenses and renewal licenses to retired teachers and teachers from other states. It also instructs her to work with the Virginia Retirement System to ensure that vacant K-12 positions are classified to allow retired teachers to fill them.

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