The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: AP is growing faster in Illinois than any other state


Illinois State Board of Education

May 22, 2023

Today's headlines:

  • Illinois lawmakers have yet to reach a deal on a state budget and are expected to be back at the statehouse this week.
  • State senators have passed a measure aimed at protecting license plate data of people driving from other states to receive abortion care.
  • A plan to bury the remains of thousands of Native Americans held by Illinois museums and universities is heading to Governor JB Pritzker.
  • A University of Illinois professor says teachers should learn to incorporate artificial intelligence into their classrooms.

In today's deep dive, we hear the first in a two-part series on the growth of Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses in Illinois high schools.

Reporting contributed by Alex Degman, Mawa Iqbal, Dave McKinney, Luis Velazquez and Peter Medlin.