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Report shows a significant decrease in teacher vacancies compared to last year

Rachel Boren
Rachel Boren, director of the Southwest Outreach Academic Research Evaluation and Policy Center at NMSU

The number of teacher vacancies in New Mexico has seen a significant decrease compared to last year, according to a report by New Mexico State University’s Southwest Outreach Academic Research Evaluation and Policy Center, or SOAR. Scott Brocato spoke with Rachel Boren, the director of SOAR, about the report’s findings.

Scott Brocato has been an award-winning radio veteran for over 35 years. Hailingfrom St. Louis, MO, he has worked in such cities as St. Louis, Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Athens GA as an on-air personality, airborne traffic reporter, newscaster, and program director. He has lived and worked in Las Cruces since 2016, and you can hear him regularly during "All Things Considered from NPR News" from 4pm-7pm weekdays. Off the air, he is also a local actor and musician, and you can catch him rocking the bass with his band Flat Blak weekends in and around Las Cruces and El Paso.