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Gov. Quinn Signs Law to Lower Mandatory School Age

Governor Pat Quinn signs a new law that lowers the mandatory school age for Illinois students.

Governor Pat Quinn signs a new law that lowers the mandatory school age for Illinois students.

Research shows that children who start school at an earlier age are less likely to drop out. It's all part of Quinn’s agenda to prepare every child for success in college.

The bill lowers the school age from seven to six years old starting next fall.

Under the new law, any student turning six years old on or before September First must be enrolled to attend school for that school year, starting in 2014.

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