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  • 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. 22, 2014 - 11:35 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
  • Baker marks first year as NIU president

    DeKALB – The image of Doug Baker on the sidelines of a Northern Illinois University basketball game high-fiving students is one that – to Joe Palmer – ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • District 428 expecting to have $3.46 million deficit

    DeKALB – DeKalb District 428 is preparing to have a nearly $3.5 million operating deficit in the coming school year, but that could change with some a ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • School fee season approaches

    The time of year has come for parents to open their wallets and pay for their children's public education, which could cost hundreds of dollars depend ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • District 428 budget has $3.5M operating deficit

    DeKALB – District 428 officials today will give initial approval to a tentative 2015 budget that includes a nearly $3.5 million operating deficit.
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:18 pm
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