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Environmental groups push for ‘fracking transparency’ Environmental groups push for ‘fracking transparency’

Environmental groups push for ‘fracking transparency’

Republican state lawmakers from southern Illinois pushed back Tuesday against a bill that would require more public disclosure from oil and gas drilling companies whenever they use hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” in their operations in the state. Their comments came during a hearing in the House Energy and Environment Committee.

Teach for America’s offer to help meet teacher shortages met with skepticism Teach for America’s offer to help meet teacher shortages met with skepticism

Teach for America’s offer to help meet teacher shortages met with skepticism

The leader of alternative teacher preparation program known as Teach for America drew sharp criticism from one Democratic state lawmaker Tuesday as he appeared before a House committee seeking continued funding from the state of Illinois. The Illinois organization's executive director said the program "can be an important player" in solving the state's teacher shortage.

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