Bill Status of HJR0061 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: TEACHER SHORTAGE TASK FORCE
Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Addressing the Illinois Teacher Shortage Task Force whose purpose is the following: (1) to obtain and analyze data on the teacher shortage, including how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the shortage, (2) to audit Illinois' teacher licensure laws and rules to determine if any laws or rules are an impediment to quality teachers joining the classroom, (3) to study and review required examinations for student teachers as well as professional development requirements for existing teachers, and (4) to provide recommendations on how to address the teacher shortage by removing impediments in current laws and rules.