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EDUCATOR SHORTAGES: West central Illinois communities struggle with lack of teachers EDUCATOR SHORTAGES: West central Illinois communities struggle with lack of teachers

EDUCATOR SHORTAGES: West central Illinois communities struggle with lack of teachers

Matt Plater has been in charge of school districts for more than two decades. Something is happening he’s never seen before. Jobs that used to draw hundreds of applications now get a dozen. More specialized positions might not get any at all. “It’s horrible,” he said. “This is my 23rd year as a superintendent in Illinois and this is the worst it’s ever...
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A new survey suggests Illinois is suffering from a shortage of teachers and other educators. UIS Public Affairs Reporting program interns Andrew Adams, Taylor Vidmar and Grace Kinnicutt discuss their coverage of the issue. And look for our coverage of the IARSS annual survey on Tuesday!

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