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217 Today: Illinois colleges are reforming developmental education

Kishwaukee College English instructor Carl Fuerst

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • Some Illinois state lawmakers are calling for a de-escalation in the war happening in the Middle East.
  • The Urbana school board plans to hire an outside company Tuesday to redistrict its schools.
  • More than a hundred people gathered Monday at the University of Illinois’ Main Quad to show support for Israel — following the attacks by the militant group Hamas on Saturday.
  • Police asked people to stay away from Champaign’s Campustown for nearly an hour Monday night after shots were fired.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about why Illinois colleges have to reform “Developmental Education.”

Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Emily Hays, Madison Holcomb, Reginald Hardwick and Peter Medlin.


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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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