Turns out Illinois is a great place to be an educator.

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Teacher life doesn't look anything like it did a few years ago. With COVID-19 being such a huge part of our lives now, schools were a place that really had to change how they function in pandemic life.

A few years ago, classrooms looked like this ...

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However, a lot of teachers found themselves teaching virtually. School ended up looking more like this ...

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Whether it was in person or online, teachers really stepped up and went above and beyond for their classes.

A new survey just revealed the best and worst states for teachers and Illinois ranked pretty high up on the list.

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According to the new survey released by WalletHub ...

Illinois is the ninth-best state for teachers.

How exactly did WalletHub determine the list of states?

 To help America’s educators find the best opportunities and teaching environments, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 24 key indicators of teacher-friendliness. Our data set ranges from teachers’ income growth potential to the pupil-teacher ratio to whether the state has a digital learning plan.

Look at us go! Here's one reason we ranked so high up on the list of states.

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If you're curious about the best and worst, here's what the survey revealed ...

The best state for teachers is New York and the worst state is New Hampshire.

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