Cleveland Schools hold 'Teachers Fair'

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CLEVELAND - Cleveland city schools are making a push to find more teachers. 

This comes after many students have gone close to 50 days without full-time teachers in the classroom. Parents and council members who all backed the levy have been upset and outspoken at the lack of permanent teachers.

The school district has been understaffed all year, and today they'll be holding a teachers fair to try and fill vacancies.    

CEO Eric Gordon says the district is in the midst of significant hiring for the first time in 15 years.

The teachers fair will be from 8:30-11:00 am at the Barbara Byrd Bennett Professional Development Center.  Another fair will be held on October 20 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the same site.

Applicants must have photo ID and a valid teachers license for the walk in screening. 

The board is hoping to attract "teachers with a heart for urban education."       

The district has about 80 open positions.

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