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Governor touts $70 million plan to address teacher shortages: 170 school districts targeted that account for 80 percent of state vacancies

By NIKA SCHOONOVERCapitol News Illinoisnschoonover@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday highlighted a proposed grant program that would direct $70 million a year over the next three years to […]

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Survey indicates educator shortages everywhere

By SARAH MANSURCapitol News Illinoissmansur@capitolnewsillinois.com A new study from a regional superintendents group in Illinois shows public school districts in the northeast region – which contains seven counties adjacent to […]

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