Filling teacher slots has always been a challenge in Arizona, but COVID-19 has made it worse, with many teachers walking away rather than teach during a pandemic, according to an annual survey. It says 28% of teaching jobs were vacant at the beginning of this year, compared to 21% last year. (Video by Tina Giuliano/Cronkite News)

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