NEW YORK (AP) The hiring spree for a new education consultant position in New York is hitting the top of the list of job postings for the next several weeks, the state’s superintendent of education announced Wednesday.
New York’s superintendent also said that the state has found a second job opening for a special education teacher in the state, and a third one for a bilingual teacher in Brooklyn.
The state has added one teacher to its high school teacher shortage list since it became a charter school district in 2015.
The hiring spree is expected to add a new job in the coming weeks, and another to Brooklyn in the weeks to come, said Tom Ting, the superintendent of schools.
Ting said in an interview with the Associated Press that there are about 700 applicants and that he is in contact with about 50 of them.
New York’s public school system has been in a state of transition since the charter school system was created.
Thing is, those who want the position are being held back by state and federal regulations.
Tens of thousands of New York schoolchildren are currently being served with eviction notices, in some cases in their own homes.
The state also has taken steps to expand the charter schools.
The number of charter schools in New Yorks public schools has doubled from about 500 to more than 1,500.