Almost 1 in 4 Illinois teachers missing more than two weeks of school

Posted: Nov 07, 2016 8:20 PM

Reflecting national numbers, a new report found that 23.5 percent of public school teachers in Illinois are absent more than 10 days in the school year.

“This is a concern of the district, and this is something we will be addressing,” said interim Cook County Superintendent Griff Powell. “Teachers with students is a sacred time and takes precedence. However, we need to carefully balance this with the personal situations of our teachers.”

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