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Minnesota Reformer

DFL lawmakers pull Teach for America funding bill despite ongoing teacher shortage

Sen. Omar Fateh, DFL-Minneapolis, this week withdrew a bill (SF4096/HF3832) that would have appropriated $1 million toward Teach for America Twin Cities “to address the challenge of recruiting, training, and retaining teachers in the state.” At the start of the 2023-2024 school year, there were hundreds of vacant teaching positions in the Twin Cities, along with hundreds more in greater Minnesota.