State Education Agency to Hire 'Storytellers'
Some Lawmakers Are Critical of the Cost at Time State Is Struggling With School Financing
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The state's education agency wants to hire "storytellers" to relay "amazing" stories from Illinois' public schools while lawmakers are still trying properly fund them.

The Illinois State Board of Education's website post says the job pays a minimum of $47,400 to produce media packages. Spokeswoman Jaclyn Matthews says three will be hired.

Illinois has the nation's most inequitable funding system and technicalities are holding up a landmark overhaul approved last summer.

Sponsoring Democratic Sen. Andy Manar of Bunker Hill says he'd rather the state board spend money on critical areas. Chicago Democratic Rep. Will Davis says it would have been less expensive to ask school districts to share their successes.

Matthews says it's part of the board's one-year goal of finding the best teaching and learning methods in the state.


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