NYC schools chancellor ‘confident’ there won’t be a teacher shortage in September

It’s the final day of classes for more than one million New York City school children, but looking ahead to the next academic year, Meisha Ros Porter, the schools chancellor said she’s “confident” there will not be a teacher shortage.

As the school year comes to a close, President of the United Federation of Teachers Michael Mulgrew warned PIX11 News Wednesday the city could face a possible teacher shortage ahead of September.

However, Porter disagreed. She acknowledged there are teacher shortages across the country, but she doesn’t anticipate that happening in New York City.

The schools chancellor said the city is hiring up to 1,000 new teachers from the pipeline programs, up from 500 last year.

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