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

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 (AP) and Dual Credit courses in Illinois high schools.

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

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Owen Henderson

Owen Henderson covers arts and culture, as well as LGBTQ issues for Illinois Public Media News. He studied journalism, Spanish and theater at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and has worked with Illinois Public Media in various capacities since 2021.

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