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May 20, 2015

E-learning may replace snow days in Illinois

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by JORDAN MADDOX, Herald and Review

A proposal moving through the General Assembly could bring an end to snow days for Illinois school students. State Sen. Michael Connelly, R-Lisle, is the Senate sponsor of legislation that would create a three-year pilot program for selected school districts. The program would give students of three chosen districts up to five days of online learning while not at school instead of a snow day or other reasons that cause a school to close. One reason for the proposal is to cut down on the number of days students have to come back to school after the year should have ended for summer. Peg Agnos, executive director of SCOPE, an organization that focuses on students and school districts in parts of Cook and Will counties, supports the measure but said there is still a lot left to do “because it’s a pilot, and we have not done it yet in Illinois.”

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