It can be hard to attract new teachers to small school districts, so superintendents have had to become more creative and aggressive, reports the Associated Press. It has always been tough to recruit teachers for specialized positions such as music and industrial arts, but superintendents say it's never been more difficult than it is today. And the rural settings and lower salaries that small school districts offer can make it even tougher. Recent college graduates tend to dismiss small schools out of hand, because as singles in their early 20s, they see rural areas as a social dead-end. The hiring


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