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McAuliffe wants option of undergraduate teaching degree to address shortage
The Daily Progress Monday, December 11, 2017 at 10 p.m.
RICHMOND — In a bid to curtail Virginia’s teacher shortage, Gov. Terry McAuliffe took emergency action Monday to get aspiring instructors into classrooms faster by streamlining education requirements.
 
McAuliffe ordered the Virginia Board of Education to implement an emergency regulation that would allow the state’s public colleges and universities to start offering undergraduate students a major in education by March 1.
 
“The teacher shortage is a growing crisis that we have to stop and reverse if we are serious about the commonwealth’s economic future,” McAuliffe said in an emailed statement. “High quality teachers are the key to unlocking the potential in our children.”

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