Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Because There Are So Many Vacancies

Linda Borg for the ProJo:

The New Teacher Project, which oversees the fellows program, is working with four school districts — Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls and Woonsocket. It is now in 25 school districts around the country.

During the first two years, a total of 42 fellows completed the year-long program and earned their Rhode Island teaching certificates. Twenty-five are in the pipeline this summer, according to Allison Strumolo, assistant director of the Summer Institute.

Only three fellows have found jobs so far, but Strumolo is confident vacancies will arise next month.

If the fellows can’t find jobs in the four urban districts, they can apply for openings in the “urban ring,” which includes districts such as North Providence, East Providence and West Warwick

High school history and social studies is probably an especially low-demand discipline, but according to my wife, exactly zero jobs in Rhode Island of that type were posted on SchoolSpring (which everyone seems to use) this year. I'm sure there are more openings for math, special ed, etc., but still, the market on the whole is probably the most oversaturated it has been... ever.

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