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217 Today: Some Illinois schools are ‘growing their own’ principals to deal with staffing shortages

Lathrop Elementary School principal Daniela Boer

Friday, April 21, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • “Safe, alive, and out of prison.” Those are the goals for victims of crime and those who commit them, according to a year-old Davenport police initiative.
  • Illinois House Republicans are worried the state is spending too much on healthcare for undocumented immigrants.
  • The Urbana Board of Education has unanimously approved a three-year contract for the Urbana School District.
  • The Illinois State Board of Education is looking for ways to make money available for long-standing, after-school programs around the state.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear about a program where school districts “grow their own” principals to deal with staffing shortages.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Michelle O’Neill, Alex Degman, Stephanie Mosqueda, Susie An and Peter Medlin.

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Sydney Wood

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