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Education Ministry says 5,600 teaching staff roles unfilled ahead of school year

Illustrative: Students at the Ramon School in Modi'in, on October 12, 2021. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)
Illustrative: Students at the Ramon School in Modi'in, on October 12, 2021. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)

Some 5,600 teaching staff positions are unfilled ahead of the coming school year, the Education Ministry says.

According to data published by the ministry, the majority of the shortage is in Tel Aviv and central Israel, where schools are lacking nearly 3,500 teachers.

Elementary schools are facing a shortfall of 424 English teachers and 250 science teachers, the ministry says.

Special education schools and kindergartens are facing a shortage of 1,103 staff, according to ministry data.

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