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On Board Online • March 27, 2017

By Jason Franchuk
Special Correspondent

As home-school coordinator for Giffen Memorial Elementary School in the Albany school district, Derek Johnson knows many challenges exist for students in the school, which serves a low-income area of the city just down the hill from the state Capitol building.

These days 86 percent of Giffen students qualify for free lunch.

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SUNY Chancellor tells NYSSBA that up to 180,000 new teachers may be needed in the next 10 years

FOR RELEASE: March 20, 2017

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In an exclusive interview, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher tells Timothy Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA), that school districts may need to hire 180,000 new teachers in the next ten years.

In her conversation with Kremer, Zimpher said, "We are having teacher shortages already, not just universal, but by region and by discipline. So, we need more second language teachers. We need more special ed teachers. We need more STEM teachers. We've known this, but it is finally catching up with us."

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