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Illinois State Board Of Education Trying To Fix Statewide Teacher Shortagee

The Illinois State Board of Education is trying to tackle a teacher shortage and lack a minority candidates across the state. WBEZ’s Susie An reports.

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The Illinois State Board of Education is trying to tackle a teacher shortage and lack a minority candidates across the state. WBEZ’s Susie An reports.

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