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  • Students, teachers match strategies in DeKalb High School chess competition

    DeKALB – It was teacher vs. student after school Wednesday at the DeKalb High School Chess Club’s meeting.
    March 27, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Demand for welders on the upswing in DeKalb County

    MALTA – When Zach Miller prepares for his future, sparks fly.The 20-year-old Kishwaukee College stud ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Hiawatha School District 426 searches for superintendent

    KIRKLAND – The Hiawatha School District 426 board is looking for a superintendent to replace Sarah Willey, who will retire June 30.
    March 20, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Schools nationwide struggle with substitute teacher shortage

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Carrie Swing wasn't alarmed when her fifth-grade daughter, Ivy, spent a day in a first-grade classroom at her San Francisco school, ...
    March 20, 2015 - 8:36 am
  • More than a third of DeKalb County students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches

    DeKALB – The number of low-income students in DeKalb County has nearly tripled in the past decade, a trend that state records show has led to more tha ...
    March 20, 2015 - 6:19 pm
  • DeKalb School District 428 will host 2 community support nights

    DeKALB – DeKalb School District 428 will host two community support nights regarding the recent arrest of substitute teacher Andrew Arison.
    March 20, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • North Elementary School in Sycamore's customized learning lets students explore during lessons

    DeKALB – Fifth-grader Trent DuMont was one of the first to finish his robot, so he spent the rest of his time helping other students during the fifth ...
    March 19, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Obama says he's prepared to fight GOP over education

    WASHINGTON – Pointing to increased high school graduation rates, President Barack Obama said Monday he's prepared to fight with Republicans for school ...
    March 16, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Teachers, staff awarded for excellence in education

    MALTA – Callie Busby couldn’t even get through praising her high school art teacher, Lisa Beynon, at the DeKalb County Excellence in Education Awards ...
    March 9, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Kishwaukee College trustees to talk about tuition increase at BOT meeting

    MALTA – On the agenda when the Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees meets Tuesday will be a $6-a-credit-hour tuition increase recommended by the colle ...
    March 8, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • U of I to oppose elimination of employee tuition waivers

    SPRINGFIELD – University of Illinois officials said they will oppose a plan in the Legislature to abolish the 50 percent tuition waivers offered to ch ...
    March 8, 2015 - 9:16 pm
  • Huntley Middle School student wins DeKalb County Spelling Bee

    MALTA – Nolan Bunger did not just have to study spelling to win the DeKalb County Spelling Bee on Saturday. He had to study vocabulary, too.
    March 8, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • District 427 to begin kindergarten registration March 17

    SYCAMORE – Kindergarten registration for the 2015-2016 school year will begin in District 427 by appointment on March 17.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • D-428 officials move toward 1-to-1 tech plan

    DeKALB – As a teacher and a parent, Allison Vietmeier is worried about the potential for DeKalb-based District 428 to spend millions of dollars so it ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Partnership with arts group brings international acts to DeKalb

    DeKALB – Brazilian musician Paulo Padilha has traveled the world performing with his eponymous band, but he said he had never seen as much snow as he ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:54 pm
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