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2022 State of Education report

The 2022 State of Education report focuses on the challenges facing public schools, student performance, school finances and parental perception of public education programs. Some key findings from this year’s report include:

  • Biggest challenges: Three-quarters (75%) of school districts anticipate staffing shortages to be their biggest challenge in 2022.
  • Staffing shortages: 99% of school districts reported experiencing a shortage of substitute teachers while roughly 80% of districts also reported shortages in instructional aides, and drivers.
  • Budget pressure: Mandatory charter school tuition payments were the top source of budget pressure for the third consecutive year.
  • Parental satisfaction: Two-thirds (66%) of parents with children in a school district rated their school districts as having done a good job of balancing health and safety with providing a quality education since the start of the pandemic.