Lt. Gov. to visit Eastern, talk teacher shortage


Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief

Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton will visit Eastern Wednesday to discuss the teacher shortage in Illinois with students, staff and administrators.

This follows visits to other Illinois universities to see how the state can best prepare and support future educators. Some areas of discussion at Eastern will include recruiting future teachers, teaching diverse learners and supporting current educators.

“My team and I recognize that teachers know what they need, and we must tap into their wisdom,” said Stratton. “We are listening and learning from our educational institutions across the state, and future teachers, to better understand how to tackle the barriers we face today in education.”

University President David Glassman said he is looking forward to addressing the shortage with Stratton.

“We are extremely pleased and excited to host Lieutenant Governor Stratton and to further collaborate with the Lieutenant Governor’s Office and the State of Illinois to best prepare future generations of qualified teachers across Illinois for fulfilling careers in K-12 education and beyond,” Glassman said.


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