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A survey shows Illinois' teacher shortage continues to grow and downstate areas are impacted most.


The information is from the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools. It shows 85-percent of districts statewide having a problem with teacher shortages, up 78-percent in 2018. 


The group's president--Mark Jontry, says one thing that could help is program sharing through "e-learning"--involving multiple school districts and even community colleges, but rural broadband must get better.



More than 500 districts participated in the survey. 

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