Principal and teacher turnover

Nearly 700 school leaders say the Illinois teacher shortage is getting worse and makes it difficult to find qualified teachers and fill vacancies in hard-to-fill positions like special education and bilingual education.
With the pandemic taking a toll on teachers, Illinois’ lawmakers consider a bill that will allow them to use sick days for mental health.
Illinois is working with 24 colleges and universities to create best practices to recruit and hire teachers of color.
Illinois annual report card is the most detailed look at how the state’s nearly 2 million students are faring in public schools. But this year, the report is missing several critical data points, including assessments.
More mentoring, more coaching: Chicago schools intensifies support for beginning teachers to keep them in the profession.
A challenging school climate and high turnover in leadership have been two of the biggest threats to the integration project, which just wrapped up Year 1.
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