Dozens of Illinois public school districts on probation for refusing to comply with Pritzker’s mask mandate
Superintendents from public school districts across the state joined forces Wednesday in Springfield to oppose Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s school mask mandate after dozens of districts were put on probation this week for refusing to comply.chicagotribune.com
Scores of Illinois high schools reopened Wednesday for SAT makeup exams. Critics say seniors don’t need the added test stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even though many colleges and universities are dropping SAT and ACT test requirements, at least for 2021 applicants, Illinois high school students must still complete the SAT in order to get their diplomas. The Illinois State Board of Education is not waiving that rule for the class of 2021, though spokeswoman Jackie Matthews said districts can seek exemptions for individual students and that “no student will be prevented from graduating because they were unable to take the SAT.”chicagotribune.com