MASCOUTAH, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says a new Illinois law should make it easier for military children to transfer between schools when their parents are forced to move between states on assignment.
Quinn says the measure he signed into law Monday will affect roughly 10,000 children in the state. It makes Illinois the latest of more than 30 states that have signed onto the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.
The measure seeks to remove barriers for servicemembers' children in transferring schools, school records, required courses and other school mandates including entrance exams.
Quinn says such children shouldn't have their education interrupted because of their parents' moves to new assignments and deployments.
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