Illinois impacted by teacher shortage
CHICAGO - A severe teacher shortage is hitting Illinois.
The state Board of Education has released data showing that in October 2022, there were more than 5300 open positions in public education statewide.
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The majority are for teachers, but there is also a shortage of paraprofessionals, administrators, and school support.
Meanwhile, a cutting edge initiative at a school on Chicago's West Side is proving to be a game changer for students after rolling out two new labs where the possibilities to create are endless.
In a Fox 32 special report, Natalie Bomke highlighted how Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School in Austin is getting kids energized for the future.