Teacher shortage hits Forsyth County classrooms

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Carver High School math teacher Charita Ward puts posters up on her classroom walls Tuesday. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — With less than a week before students return to class, the pressure is on to make sure each of those classrooms has a teacher in it.

Chances are, some Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will not meet the deadline.

On Monday, the district still had 81 open teaching positions.

“At this time last year, we had 52 total positions,” said Alex Hoskins, spokesperson for the district. “With 47 at elementary school (this year), that’s quite the bump.”

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