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THIS YEAR’S ILLINOIS SCHOOL REPORT CARD IS OUT…AND SHOWS SOME GAINS WERE MADE THIS PAST SCHOOL YEAR. 
 
THE ANNUAL REPORT CARD MEASURES THINGS LIKE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND TEACHER RETENTION RATES FOR INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS AND THE STATE AS A WHOLE. OVERALL, THE STATEWIDE REPORT CARD HAS SOME GOOD NEWS SAYS SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION TONY SMITH.
 
 
SMITH SAYS THERE WAS A DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS HAVING TO TAKE BASIC LEVEL COURSES AT THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE BECAUSE THEY AREN’T READY.
 
 
THE NUMBER OF KIDS TAKING ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND DUAL CREDIT COURSES INCREASED SLIGHTLY THIS PAST SCHOOL YEAR. THE AVERAGE TEACHER SALARY GREW BY ABOUT ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO 64 THOUSAND 516 DOLLARS IN 2017. TO VIEW YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL’S 2017 REPORT CARD…VISIT THE WEBSITE: ILLINOIS REPORT CARD DOT COM.

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