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Kansas Education Commissioner Proposes Hiring Teachers Without Traditional Teaching Licenses

 Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson outlined a plan Tuesday that would allow more schools to hire educators who haven't qualified for teaching licenses. The proposal aims to help districts that struggle to find enough teachers.  (File photo / Kansas News Service)

To address a teacher shortage -- one that's especially affecting Wichita and southwest Kansas -- the state's top education official is proposing that schools be allowed to hire some teachers who don’t qualify for licenses under the current system. Celia Llopis-Jepsen (YO-peace-Jepsen), with the Kansas News Service, explains.

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