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Students Could See More Classroom Time This Fall

A move in Springfield to add more classroom time to address learning loss from the COVID-19 pandemic advanced out of committee.

A Senate education committee has passed a resolution that urges districts to add time to the school day or days to the school calendar.

The legislation was introduced by state Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, who said it is designed to address the challenges that COVID-19 has created with a lot of learning disruptions.


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