The demographic makeup of Illinois students is changing.  New data from the state board of education shows total enrollment in Illinois schools is around two million students.  Board chairman Gery Chico says the make-up of the student body reflects a more diverse state population.

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The number of kids who speak english as their second language is also increasing, standing at nine point four percent of students this year.  49 percent of students in Illinois come from low income families.

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