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217 Today: Educators find new ways to teach reading amid a statewide decline in reading scores

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • A recent report from two environmental justice groups found most Illinois coal-fired plants are not complying with a federal rule to curb groundwater contamination.
  • Governor J.B. Pritzker says the state will be able to afford his plan to make college free for low and middle-income students.
  • On Tuesday, Champaign-Urbana celebrated the memories of those who have passed away for the Day of the Dead.
  • Spurlock Museum in Urbana is highlighting the Hispanic tradition of the Quinceanera, a celebration of a girl’s coming of age on her 15 birthday.  

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn how educators are working to raise reading scores for schoolchildren in Illinois.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Ryan Denham, Luis Velazquez, Jacqueline Barba and Peter Medlin.

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