217 Today: Over one-third of Illinois fourth graders don’t have basic reading skills. The state plans to change that
Monday, February 12, 2024
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In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about the Illinois State Board of Education’s new plan to bring up literacy rates.
Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Stephanie Mosqueda, Colin Hislope and Emily Hays.