Online Learning Can Open Doors For Kids In Juvenile Jails

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NPR Illinois

Aug 2, 12:00 AM

Online Learning Can Open Doors For Kids In Juvenile Jails

Brown is one of a growing number of young people in Illinois who have earned a high school diploma from School District 428, run by the state's department of juvenile justice. At the same time that the state has been locking up fewer kids each year - "right-sizing" its juvenile justice population, according to an official strategic plan- District 428 has been awarding more credits and handing out more diplomas to those incarcerated.

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