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Illinois law seeks to help military children

By AP/St. Louis Public Radio

Mascoutah, IL – A new Illinois law may help military children who transfer schools.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill into law Monday as part of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.

The measure seeks to remove barriers for service members' children in transferring schools, school records, required courses and other school mandates including entrance exams.

Illinois is the latest of more than 30 states that have signed onto the measure. The law will affect roughly 10,000 children in the state.

Quinn said children shouldn't have their education interrupted because of their parents' moves to new assignments and deployments.

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