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Bills signed to reduce teacher shortage


–Capitol News Illinois

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a package of bills last Wednesday aimed at easing the state’s shortage of teachers and other education professionals.

“In Illinois, schools still have more than 2,100 unfilled teaching positions statewide,” Pritzker said. “With new funding at their disposal, districts all across the state are working to find new ways to bring people into this profession and to encourage them to stay there.”

Pritzker signed four bills Wednesday, including House Bill 4246, which lowers the cost of renewing a lapsed educator license to $50 instead of...

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