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Today's Articles Monday, October 23, 2017 - 2 articles found

  • Monday, October 23, 2017
    New testing benchmarks to rely only on SAT exam in Illinois
    Education reform (38) , Education--Elementary and Secondary (36)

    New testing benchmarks for Illinois high schools are prompting concern and confusion.

    The Chicago Tribune reports that the state is taking the unusual step of using scores from the SAT college entrance exam to judge whether students and high schools are meeting state standards in reading, writing and math.

    The tests will be administered to all public sch...   read more >

  • Monday, October 23, 2017
    Voter advocates push Illinois to exit multistate database
    Election Issues (not candidates) (39)

    Voter rights advocates are pushing Illinois election officials to withdraw from a longtime multistate voter registration database over questions of accuracy, security and voter suppression.

    The Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program is aimed at cleaning voter records and preventing voter fraud. States voluntarily provide their voter lists and the program searches for ...   read more >