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New York City Planned to Put 400 Teachers in Jobs. It’s Placed 41.

Earlier this year, New York City’s Department of Education announced that it would place roughly 400 teachers who had been caught in a kind of educational limbo — without full-time jobs but getting paid — in classrooms full time.

But on Thursday, the department said that it had placed only 41 of the teachers, who were part of a pool known as the Absent Teacher Reserve. As critics of the plan had feared, they were disproportionately employed in schools that serve high-needs students.