Nebraska Board of Education candidates focus on teacher shortage

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The races for seats on the Nebraska State Board of Education are heating up, and one key issue for candidates is the teacher shortage.

Both Republican and Democratic candidates for the officially nonpartisan board are discussing the issue, and most agree that communication between the board and teachers needs improvement.

Other suggestions include reforming the teaching certification process to make it faster, less expensive and more in line with other states’ requirements.

Nebraska had 482 unfilled teaching positions last year, up from 232 open positions in 2016.

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