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217 Today: Illinois schools implement high-impact tutoring to combat pandemic learning loss

Jessica Macias works with third graders on math for one hour, three times a week at a Park Forest school. “It is not homework help,” she says of the high-impact structured tutoring.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • University of Illinois Police say they are adding Naloxone and bleeding control kits to public heart defibrillator boxes on campus in time for the Fall 2023 semester.
  • Prosecutors in the ComEd bribery trial played several new, revealing wiretaps yesterday.
  • The state’s top legal officer has joined a coalition of 22 Attorneys General supporting a proposed change to federal blood donation guidelines.
  • Some Illinois lawmakers want to make “personal finance” a required, semester-long course in high schools.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear about how some have made tutoring a priority in academic recovery because of the pandemic.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Elissa Eaton, Dave McKinney, Camryn Cutinello, Alex Degman and Susie An.

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