The pandemic has meant students were taught online and away from a normal classroom environment. Many have succeeded, even thrived. Others are failing. With the school year coming to a close, we'll hear how one school's principal is going door-to-door to reach those students.
A lot of schools are shifting to include diversity in their personnel and lesson plans. Some teachers and administrators say that has brought out opposition, including threats made against those doing the work.
And a new health care law in Illinois that was written to improve equity in the system.
Those stories and more on this episode of Statewide.
This week's lineup:
* Susie An from WBEZ reports some efforts to include diversity in teacher training and curriculum have been met with resistance. Vocal opposition is on the rise.
* Christine Hatfield finds out what experts see ahead for the state's teacher shortage.
* Amanda Brennan with Illinois Newsroom heads out on the water with the Unviersity of Illinois rowing team.
* Marianna Bacallao of WVIK tells us about special recognition for John Deere helping farmers in Nigeria.
* Peter Medlin reports on a history teacher who has created a narrative video series about recent protests in Rockford.
* Adriana Cardona Maguigad explains how a Chicago school is making a final effort to reach students who have fallen off track.
* Maureen McKinney explains a new Illinois law designed to bring equity into health care.
* A conversation with Dr. Ruby Mendenhall about discrimination many people of color face in the health care system.
* Jim Meadows reports from Danville on a program to get rid of decaying buildings to make way for new growth.
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