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New data reveals increasing teacher vacancies in Arizona for 2022 school year

(KYMA, KECY/ ABC 15) - According to data collected by the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association there are more than 2,000 teacher vacancies across the state.

The ASPAA  began surveying public and charter school districts across the state in 2015, which was meant to gauge the number of teacher vacancies in Arizona, and how those vacancies are being addressed.

This year, the group sent out a “temperature check” over the summer after getting word that many districts were not receiving applicants for open teaching positions.

June’s data, which reflects responses from 136 public and charter school districts across Arizona, shows there are 2,272 teacher vacancies in the state and 59.6% of schools surveyed agreed that there will be more vacancies on the first day of school than in recent years.

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