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VPM Daily Newscast: August 2, 2022

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Tuesday, August 2, 2022:      

Weeks before the new school year, Richmond still has a shortage of teachers 
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly  

The pandemic has exacerbated the teacher shortage, which was already a troubling problem in Virginia and across the country pre-COVID. School districts, including Richmond, have many unfilled vacancies just weeks before the start of a new school year. A recent RAND Corporation study shows that this past school year, educators and staff were about twice as likely to report job-related stress as the general population of working adults. 

New data shows children are committing more crimes in Hampton 
Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner  

A Harvard researcher uncovered the trend while stationed in the city this summer to help leaders with data-backed decision making. There’s been a 20% average increase each year since 2017, with violent incidents specifically going up even faster. 

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