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  • Lunch prices may increase in DeKalb schools

    DeKALB – Lunch prices could rise by 6 to 10 percent for students in DeKalb School District 428 schools next year.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • FFA Week winds down with petting zoos

    SYCAMORE – Kyle Crandon almost was able to use the excuse that a goat ate his homework.While petting ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Emphasis on ACT shifting with arrival of PARCC

    SYCAMORE – Brett Bemis hopes to improve his ACT score from 27 to 30.It’s the best way the Sycamore H ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • D-427 reductions to trim staff, not popular classes

    SYCAMORE – Tammy Waymire’s son is a fourth-grader at South Prairie Elementary School who has an individual education plan and has received extra help ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Special education goes digital in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Students with emotional or mental disabilities have been able to turn over a new leaf in education thanks to a unique opportunity within th ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Sycamore School District 427 Board to vote on cuts

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore School District 427’s board members will vote tonight on a plan that would cut $3.8 million in spending over three years and reduc ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • NIU provides support through child care for student-parents

    DeKALB – Tasha Smith didn’t miss a single class until she went into labor.Standing in front of her A ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • DeKalb School District 428 decides to move forward with land swap proposal

    DeKALB – The DeKalb School District 428 board could own more property next to two of its elementary schools by next month.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Testing based on Common Core standards starts this week

    STOCKPORT, Ohio – Sixth-grader Kayla Hunter considers herself pretty tech savvy. She has a computer at home unlike about half her classmates at her el ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 4:09 pm
  • NIU announces Forward, Together Forward scholarship winners

    DeKALB – Lizy Garcia saw a little bit of herself when she read about the Northern Illinois University students who lost their lives in the Feb. 14, 20 ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Screening of ‘Selma’ held for DeKalb's Clinton Rosette Middle School students

    DeKALB – Casey Yarak had heard mixed reviews about the recent Martin Luther King Jr. biopic “Selma.”
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Longtime local educator Yvonne A. Johnson has Kishwaukee College wing named for her

    MALTA – There was a time in Yvonne A. Johnson’s life when her teaching career was much smaller – as in one-room-schoolhouse-just-outside-DeKalb small, ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Sprinklers go off as experiment goes awry in Kaneland High

    MAPLE PARK – A chemistry demonstration went awry Friday in a classroom at Kaneland High School, causing sprinklers in the room to go off and putting a ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • State mandates can sap schools

    GENOA – DeKalb County school districts will spend a couple months in the spring interrupting regular classroom instruction with state-mandated tests.
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • New shelter a boon for students, athletes

    SYCAMORE – A new shelter at Sycamore High School is shielding students against rain, sleet, snow and wind.
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:13 pm
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