Illinois educators are warning high school juniors that the decision earlier this year to cut the writing portion from the ACT exams administered in public schools could require many of them to sit through the three-hour exam twice to meet some college's admission requirements, the Huffington Post reports. The state decided in early July to opt out of administering the optional writing section, a move that lawmakers predicted would save the state $2.4 million a year--writing exams are expensive, and No Child Left Behind legislation doesn't provide funding for them. Although the Chicago Tribune reports that fewer than a quarter...

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