New Illinois law subtracts superintendents, adds to math curriculum
Illinois will trim the number of regional superintendent offices and high schools will look at beefing up math for students.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed four education bills Monday, including one that cuts superintendent offices from 44 to 35.
Regional superintendents have often been a target for officials looking to cut spending. Last year Quinn proposed eliminating them, but legislators instead shifted their funding from state to local money. The new law reduces overall cost.
The law says the Illinois State Board of Education will create more vigorous math curriculums that schools have the option of adopting.
Regional superintendents have many duties including certifying teachers and offering GED classes.
The other bills involve alternative education licensing and administrative certificates.
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