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217 Today: One school district is training current educators to fill special education openings

Monday, August 8, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Most abortions are now banned in the state of Indiana.
  • Only 22% of registered voters cast ballots in the June primary election, according to an Illinois State Board of Elections official.
  • A new study says even with less fertilizer, farmers can still maintain high crop yields.
  • The City of Danville and its firefighters finally have a new contract after more than a year of negotiations.  

In today’s deep dive, we’ll find out how one of the largest school districts in Illinois is filling its special education teacher shortage.

Reporting today contributed by Michael Puente, Dana Cronin and Peter Medlin.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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