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  • 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
  • Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

    CHICAGO – Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.Delaying th ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Tyler Elementary School overhaul among summer projects in DeKalb School District 428

    DeKALB – When principal Andria Mitchell first walked around and felt the doors of newly renovated Tyler Elementary School in DeKalb, she cried.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Sycamore students take ‘ice bucket challenge’

    SYCAMORE – Southeast Elementary third-graders learned the importance of helping others while celebrating the end of the first week of school Friday.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Thousands arrive on NIU move-in day

    DeKALB – If Emily Parczany is going to stay at Northern Illinois University, she's going to need a few things. Topping the list for the 18-year-old fr ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Education Department tries to ease testing worries

    WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Sycamore’s West Elementary invites parents to first day

    SYCAMORE – Marco Barrera was a little nervous to start his first day of school in Illinois, but he’s ready for whatever lies ahead.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • More than 4,000 NIU students to move in Friday

    DeKALB – DeKalb residents should brace for more than 4,000 Northern Illinois University students moving into residence halls.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • 'Huskie Pups' to debut at NIU this fall

    DeKALB — When classes begin in a couple of weeks, Northern Illinois University students will have access to an electronic tram to take them to class.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Genoa-Kingston schools the area’s first to kick off school year

    KINGSTON – Jackie Royalty is stepping into this school year with a new age group of students and a new name, but a familiar love of reading.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Illinois state education reports from 2013 overdue

    SPRINGFIELD — Problems collecting information have forced a delay in the release of last year's state education reports, Illinois State Board of Educa ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Changes made to required school immunizations

    DeKALB – August marks National Immunization Awareness month, and with it comes changes in Illinois.B ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • D-428 eyes middle school class sizes

    DeKALB – With school starting in less than three weeks, District 428 leaders are trying to ease Huntley Middle School teachers’ worries that class siz ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:40 pm
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