Ill. School is Rethinking Grade Levels

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ask any 8-year-old who attends school in Glen Ellyn what grade he or she is in and the answer you might soon receive could be surprising.

No longer will the student say second or third grade, but "Level Two."

The new terminology is just one thing students, parents and teachers in Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 will have to get used to if the school board approves implementation of the Think Tank initiative, a plan that would combine second and third grade classes, and fourth and fifth grade classes, as part of a larger effort to better focus on science, math and literacy.

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