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  • Regional Education Office consolidation not easy

    SPRINGFIELD – With 11 months to go until deadline, Illinois officials are still working out the details of upcoming mergers of Regional Offices of Edu ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • NIU hires director of federal relations

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University has created and filled the position of director of federal relations.
    July 18, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • DeKalb School District 428's latest moves promote 2 into principal slots

    DeKALB – DeKalb School District 428's administrator shuffle is nearly complete. The District 428 boa ...
    July 16, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Spring NIU retirements total 183

    DeKALB – The number of retiring Northern Illinois University employees more than tripled this spring, but the total was nowhere near the 800 employees ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • NIU task force takes aim at sex assault

    DeKALB – Raquel Chavez thinks more Northern Illinois University students might report sexual assaults if only they knew where to turn.
    July 9, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • NEA wants Duncan's resignation

    WASHINGTON — The nation's largest teachers' union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit.Dele ...
    July 7, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Summer lunch program feeds hungry kids

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore School District 427 is participating in a free summer food program for the first time after more than half of the students at West ...
    July 2, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Akst: Stopping the summer slide

    Summer is not even a week old yet, but the damage has already begun.The damage I refer to is the sum ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:18 am
  • District 424 plans to amend budget

    GENOA – The Genoa-Kingston District 424 School Board will meet Monday for a public hearing on amendments to the current fiscal year's budget.
    June 26, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • NIU student-athletes make visit to Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Many Northern Illinois University athletes came to Sycamore for the first time Tuesday night.
    June 24, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Is a college degree still worth it? Study says yes

    NEW YORK – Some comforting news for recent college graduates facing a tough job market and years of student loan payments: That college degree is stil ...
    June 24, 2014 - 10:48 am
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