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Fairfax County teacher workforce continues to grow

Thursday - 9/19/2013, 8:12am  ET

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Fairfax County has hired fewer teachers this year than in years past, but the school system's teacher workforce continues to grow with the student body.

The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1brVJwS ) reports the number of teachers in Fairfax County has grown by nearly 9 percent in the past five years. During the same period, the student population grew by about 6.37 percent with 184,625 students expected this year.

This year, the school system hired 1,841 new teachers and saw a net increase of 175 teachers. Last year the schools hired 1,933 new teachers and saw a net increase of 506 in the teacher workforce. In 2011, the county hired 1,751 teachers for an increase of 406.

In total, the school system has 14,976 teachers this year.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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