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To the surprise of few, Governor JB Pritzker Friday afternoon permanently suspended in-person learning for Illinois school kids for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

 

The Governor indicates it would be unsafe for kids to return to school and believes the consequences outweigh the very valuable impacts of in-person learning. He says the priority is to save lives.

 

 

Governor Pritzker offered his thoughts to teachers, students, administrators and parents about his decision....

 

 

Illinois state agencies released a wi-fi hotspot map today to help students across the state who lack internet access in their homes. The effort was spearheaded by the Illinois Board of Higher Education along with the Illinois State Board of Education, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Department of Innovation and Technology, the Office of the Secretary of State Illinois State Library, and the Illinois Community College Board. 

 

Wi-fi hotspots are available at multiple locations around the state including local colleges and libraries. 

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