Bethany Bump reports in The Albany Times-Union
that New York has a teacher shortage, and the state Board of Regents July 11 made it easier for educators to come from outside New York to teach here. The state Board of Regents dropped the requirement that certified out-of-state teachers pass state certification exams. "Too many communities are unable to find qualified candidates to teach their students and run their schools and school districts," said State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. "The rules adopted by the Regents today will help ease New York's teacher shortage while upholding the highest standards for entry into the profession." Read the full story in The Albany Times-Union.