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Gov signs education legislation

Wed, 08 Aug 2012 11:41:32 CDT
By: AP

     A new Illinois law creates a commission tasked with helping increase high school graduation rates. Governor Pat Quinn signed three education-related bills into law at a Chicago middle school on Wednesday. One creates the Commission for High School Graduation Achievement and Success. The group has to present a report to lawmakers by November.   The other laws require Illinois schools to make health exam statistics, including immunizations, publicly available. And a third creates a program to help students of different backgrounds break down barriers.

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