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Douglas recall effort fails

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas (Photo by Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services)

A highly publicized effort to recall state schools chief Diane Douglas is folding this morning after gathering fewer than 10 percent of the signatures realistically needed to force an election.

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How the teacher shortage in education impacts all of us

k-12 school, students, kids, classroom, teacher, testing

As a young girl growing up, when people would inadvertently ask me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My answer would most assuredly be, “A teacher.” Teaching was a proud profession, one I and others I knew aspired to be part of. My parents had always stressed the importance of education in our home and for me; the ability to influence lives and inspire others was the perfect combination.

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