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  • Sycamore's college credit option allows students to get ahead

    SYCAMORE – Annie Malecki will have almost a semester of college completed before she graduates high school in May.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • NIU enrollment decline smallest in five years

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University senior Joe Palmer thinks students seem more energized across campus since he started school there three years ag ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • U of Illinois trustees won't hire professor after remarks deemed anti-Semitic

    URBANA – University of Illinois trustees on Thursday voted not to hire a professor whose anti-Israel Twitter messages were deemed anti-Semitic by some ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Huntley Middle School trio taking college courses

    MALTA – At 13, Kanika Leang can’t drive, but she can explain different types of chemical bonds and subatomic particles as well the 20-year-old student ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Speaker tells Hiawatha students to accept others, ‘be yourselves’

    KIRKLAND – Seventh-grader Rachel Taylor admits it can be hard for her not to judge someone based on how they look or act.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Senior Americans burdened with student debt

    WASHINGTON – Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwate ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 2:53 pm
  • DeKalb County school leaders debate start times, student activities

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore High School sophomore Jeremy Hayes knows most other students do not go to sleep before 9 p.m. as he does.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • House Democrats quietly meeting on school funding

    SPRINGFIELD – A number of top Democratic House lawmakers have been quietly meeting to discuss a proposed overhaul of Illinois' dated school funding fo ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • District 428 plans to hire more teachers at Huntley

    DeKALB – School District 428 will hire six more teachers at Huntley Middle School this year to ensure an influx of students does not push class sizes ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • D-428 contract gives school assistants 3 percent raises

    DeKALB – The DeKalb School District 428 school board members approved a four-year contract with the DeKalb Federation of School Assistants.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Illinois schools start year with 24 new mandates

    SPRINGFIELD – Schools in Illinois have begun their academic years with two dozen new requirements from lawmakers that don't come with any correspondin ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Tech presence growing in classrooms

    DeKALB – Give Chynna Anthony a choice for her social studies research and she’ll pick her Chromebook laptop over a seven-year-old textbook every time.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Sycamore High School’s courtyard revitalized

    SYCAMORE – Tim Carlson’s vision for a lively courtyard area at Sycamore High School is finally coming to fruition.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in U.S.

    A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards:___ALABAMAThe state school board folded Common Co ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • Jindal sues feds over Common Core

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana's Republican governor has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:29 am
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