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Facing a shortage of educators of color, CPS looks to groom its own students for teaching jobs

Facing a shortage of educators of color, CPS looks to groom its own students for teaching jobs

Only about 11% of the district’s 350,000 students are white, but half of its 22,000-strong teaching force is white. Officials are unveiling their latest effort to change that. Daniel Jackson, a second grade educator, stands in front of Dixon Elementary School where he works, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Jackson is a CPS alumni who graduated from Illinois State University and went back...

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