ILLINOIS (RFD) — Illinois has a teacher shortage. And the state board of education is trying to address it. They found that 90 percent of the state’s vacancies are in districts that are struggling. So State Superintendent Tony Smith says for some it comes down to money.
The pressure is also on trying to find special education teachers and ones with bilingual skills. ISBE also wants to address supporting young teachers once they start so they will keep teaching.