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Digging Deeper: 'Teacher Shortage', Tonight at Six

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Finding qualified teachers to fill classrooms is a nationwide problem that's hitting the Tri-States hard.

A new survey shows a record low number of teachers applying for open positions. The problem is especially bad in Illinois, where local superintendents say it's a crisis.

Local school districts are now forced to find retired teachers to sub full-time while they wait for applicants. Other districts are just happy to get one or two applications, but the concern is the long-term impact a teaching shortage has on students. 

Tonight on WGEM News at Six, we're Digging Deeper into the teacher shortage and the impact on your children.

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