Illinois schools have to cover more than 16,000 teacher absences every week and the state's sub shortage is exacerbating the problem, according to a survey of nearly 400 districts released on Tuesday. Districts nationwide are also confronting sub shortages and making extraordinary efforts to tackle the problem.
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November 23, 2016
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November 09, 2016
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