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State Board of Education Addresses Teacher Shortage


September 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD –The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) today published a comprehensive suite of solutions for the statewide teacher workforce crisis, backed by state and national research and data. The “Teach Illinois: Strong Teachers, Strong Classrooms" report addresses the state's record number of unfilled positions. The data show the problem strikes underfunded districts: 90 percent of last year's teacher vacancies were in districts funded below adequacy. Fully investing in the Evidence-Based Funding formula will support school districts in the greatest need to implement proven mo...

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