There's a disturbing trend in the world of education, and it’s pretty worrisome. There aren't enough teachers in the U.S. to go around.

The demand for these educators keeps growing, making it a big problem that needs fixing fast.

Scholaroo, a company that provides education research and scholarships went through the latest info.

They looked at how many teachers there are for every student in public schools, state by state in order to see where the country has the worst teacher shortage.

Scholaroo came up with a surprising find.

New Jersey isn't doing half bad. It's actually the seventh state with one of the lowest teacher shortages.

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Across America, we’ve got a teacher shortage crisis. Basically, we need more teachers than we've got. So Scholaroo, these research folks, just dropped their latest report.

They dove into the most recent numbers and compared how many teachers there are in public schools to the number of students, state by state.

And the champs in handling the shortage? Here's the lineup, from the best to the not-so-great:

1. Vermont
2. New Hampshire
3. North Dakota
4. New York
5. Missouri
6. Maine
7. New Jersey
8. Massachusetts
9. Connecticut
10. Nebraska

Scholaroo's experts got all the official info from public records about how many teachers and students are in each state's public schools.

They also figured out which subjects are lacking teachers, using official data from the school years 2022 to 2023.

This news from Scholaroo shows that we've got a real challenge ahead of us.

Finding ways to fix this shortage is super important as the education world keeps changing. But at least here in the Garden State, we’re doing ok.

NJ teachers and educators caught in sex crime busts

Over the past several years, state lawmakers have taken on the challenge of dealing with accused child predators among the ranks of teachers and educators.

In 2018, the so-called “pass the trash” law went into effect, requiring stricter New Jersey school background checks related to child abuse and sexual misconduct.

The follow individuals were arrested over the past several years. Some have been convicted and sentenced to prison, while others have accepted plea deals for probation.

How much your school district gets under Murphy's proposed 2024 budget

Gov. Phil Murphy's porposed 2024 budget includes $1 billion in new spending for school funding including pre-K funding, pension and benefits, and an additional $832 million in K-12 aid, which is listed below by county and district.

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