Mandatory School Age

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Signs Law Lowering Mandatory School Age To 6

You may be surprised to hear that Illinois doesn’t require kids to be in school until age seven, but, as WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports, that’s about to change.

08/25/2013

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Lawmakers Debate Lowering Mandatory School Age From 7 To 6

The Illinois Senate has passed a measure that would require parents to send their kids to school before their 7th birthday, in a vote that broke down along party lines.

05/22/2013