Posted Date: 03/16/2023
How one university is creatively tackling the rural teacher shortage.
Like many states with a large number of rural schools, Wyoming desperately needs more teachers.
Take the case of the Teton County School District, in Jackson, Wyoming. Located near Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, the area is well known as a vacation spot. Despite the alluring landscape, for full-time residents the extremely high housing costs are daunting.
That makes it difficult to retain staff. The average tenure of a teacher is just four years.
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