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GOVERNOR PAT QUINN SIGNED A COUPLE OF NEW EDUCATION LAWS WEDNESDAY.

ONE OF THE NEW LAWS SETS UP A COMMISSION TO LOOK INTO WAYS TO BOOST HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES. IT’S SUPPORTED BY JESSICA HANDY WITH THE ADVOCACY GROUP: STAND FOR CHILDREN ILLINOIS.

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HANDY ADDS WE NEED TO MAKE SURE STUDENTS FINISH SCHOOL AND ARE PREPARED FOR COLLEGE AND A CAREER.

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THE GROUP WILL HAVE TO PUT TOGETHER A REPORT BY NOVEMBER WITH RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO KEEP KIDS IN SCHOOL. ANOTHER NEW LAW REQUIRES SCHOOLS TO MAKE IMMUNIZATION AND HEALTH EXAM STATISTICS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.

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