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School Transfer Update

With one semester completed, families with student transfers have figured out what will work for their children for the time being.  However, the question remains:  What has been done to get their home districts up to par?  On this episode of Stay Tuned, education leaders and scholars gather to discuss what has been happening since the start of the school year and what changes may come for the Student Transfer Law.

We want to make sure our kids are learning and not just filling in bubbles.”

- Margie Vandeven

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