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State legislature address education issues     

State legislature address education issues     

A bill headed to the Governor’s desk addresses a number of educational concerns raised by the coronavirus.

Senator Scott Bennett of Champaign says it makes sure college students get credit for a course that ended up being pass/fail.

“Under this change, it would mean those classes if they did because of hardships at home or changing circumstances whenever they are leaving campus and now heading home where they may or may not even have WIFI or computer access now those classes should be transferred to where ever they end up next year,” said Bennett.

State Representative Will Davis of Hazel Crest says it also discusses remote learning since it’s unknown at this time if schools will be able to fully open in the fall.

“So hopefully the changes were are making now gives us an opportunity that if it is not a traditional opening at least we have put some things in place to allow us to at least open schools on time and then we can figure out how we move forward from there,” said Davis.

The measure also extends teacher’s license renewals for one year.