E-learning could help teacher shortage, but rural broadband must improve

E-learning could help teacher shortage, but rural broadband must improve

ILLINOIS (RFD) — 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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