Leading News

April 20, 2018
In today’s Leading News, proposed Illinois legislation would replace armed school security officers with social workers and behavioral therapists, while the discussion on arming school personnel continues.. Another legislative proposal would allow students to apply sunscreen and wear hats as preventatives against dangerous skin cancers. The Herald-Whig reports local reaction to the bill signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner that makes it easier for out-of-state individuals to teach in Illinois. Finally in the news, another round of student walkouts is expected today.

Click on the links above or the headlines below to read more.

Bill: Put therapists, not armed security, in Illinois schools
Sarah Zimmerman, AP/State Journal-Register, Springfield, April 19

Schools consider teachers carrying guns
Jennifer Jensen, WCIA, Champaign, April 19

Students May Be Free To Slather Sunscreen, Wear Hats
Dusty Rhodes, WUIS Education Desk, Springfield, April 17

Illinois school districts get 'much-needed help' in recruiting teachers
Deborah Gertz Husar, Herald-Whig, Quincy, April 12

U46 students planning walkout Friday despite discipline warnings
Rafael Guerrero, Elgin Courier-News, April 18



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