With little more than two months remaining in the academic year, 139 teacher vacancies—out of 8,443 positions—remain open across Philadelphia schools, resulting in thousands of students’ being taught by uncertified teachers.
To help those students who did not have a regular teacher for more than one-third of the school year, the district will offer summer classes.
City Councilwoman Helen Gym asked the district to audit its hiring practices.
A version of this article appeared in the April 20, 2016 edition of Education Week as Phila. Teacher Vacancies Spur Summer Classes