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Illinois law mandates recess for K-5 students

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Illinois passed a law earlier this year that requires schools to give students in kindergarten through 5th grade 30 minutes of recess every day.

IL students can soon take ‘mental health’ days

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Students in Ill. will be able to take a few days off each year to look after their own mental health, based on a new law signed last month.

UConn works to ensure safety for school athletes

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More than 3 dozen states have enacted laws or high school sports policies from UConn aimed at protecting the health of student athletes.

Trump calls Covid relief bill a ‘disgrace’

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President Trump demanded Congress amend months of work on a Covid disaster relief bill: he wants more money to Americans.

Calif. law requires a sane start time for teens

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A new law in Calif. will require public middle schools to start no earlier than 8:00 and high schools no earlier than 8:30.

New laws now in effect in Md., Fla.

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Several laws took effect on Oct. 1, incl. an increase in the age to buy tobacco in Md, & a law that allows Fla. teachers to carry guns.

Trump signs 1st major education law

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A new law underscores the president's hope to "develop the workforce" in the nation's "booming economy." 1st major ed bill signed.

Feminine hygiene products available in IL schools

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A new law in IL will make tampons and pads available to 6th through 12th graders in the bathrooms of their schools. Good idea!

IL students now have to study cursive writing

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IL schools will have to teach cursive writing by the time students finish 5th grade. Gov Rauner called the new law an unfunded mandate.

IL Assembly overrides a student loan rights veto

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Overriding a veto, the IL General Assembly moved to protect the rights of students who borrow money for college.