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DeLuca Measure to Help Address Teacher Shortage Passes House, Will Head to Governor

Illinois Teacher Shortage. (MGN)

Springfield, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The governor will soon receive a proposal passed by state Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights, to help address teacher shortage issues and increase the number of days a substitute teacher can work.

Rep. DeLuca was the primary sponsor of the measure in the Illinois House.

“Illinois, like everywhere else in the country, is facing challenges with recruiting and retaining teachers,” DeLuca said. “This proposal helps to give schools greater flexibility, by allowing substitute teachers to spend more days . . .

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