Education

  • Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    EVANSTON – They're called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
    April 16, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • D-428 OKs early childhood center addition to middle school

    DeKALB – Huntley Middle School will add a younger set of students to its population. The District 42 ...
    April 16, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • ACT debate: State weighs no longer funding test, but students, colleges still value it

    DeKALB – The most important test Dylan Moore can imagine is about two weeks away. That’s why instead ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • When to register for DeKalb School District 428

    DeKALB – Online registration for DeKalb School District 428 starts today for all returning students.
    April 14, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • DeKalb High boys strut on stage for local charities

    DeKALB – Seven contestants competed for the title of Mr. DHS in the DeKalb High School auditorium Friday night, with proceeds going to charities selec ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • DeKalb County families host international students through NIU program

    DeKALB – Sycamore resident Brandy Overhaug has invited international students into her home so many times, she has lost count.
    April 9, 2014 - 7:21 am
  • Sycamore School District 427 votes to hire police officer

    SYCAMORE – A police officer will soon patrol the hallways of Sycamore Middle School.Sycamore School ...
    April 9, 2014 - 7:22 am
  • Baker touts internships for student career success

    SYCAMORE – Northern Illinois University student Timi Adeboje called his internship with Nestle USA’s pizza division a “life-changing, rewarding experi ...
    April 8, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • Schools consider test fee amid budget worries

    SPRINGFIELD – As they juggle school-reform demands with budget cuts, state education officials are considering retaining a traditional college-readine ...
    April 3, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • NIU will raze Douglas Hall

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University is saying goodbye to one of its oldest dormitories. NIU’s Boar ...
    April 8, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • NIU holds workshops to address student retention, other concerns

    DeKALB – Beatriz Anabell Rodriguez Zelaya feels scared and ill-prepared ahead of her college graduation in May, so she attended a workshop Monday to m ...
    April 8, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • DeKalb School District 428 follows Illinois' trend in advanced placement classes

    DeKALB – High school students like Stephanie Holbrook and Tyler Koch take advanced placement classes for a variety of reasons, including to prepare fo ...
    April 8, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Projects displayed at regional science fair

    DeKALB – Young scientists tackled issues from diabetes to firefighting in science fair projects displayed Saturday as part of a regional competition a ...
    April 8, 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • Grandparents flock to Shabbona Elementary for their special day

    SHABBONA – They shared, laughed, talked, learned from each other and enjoyed a musical program presented by their grandchildren. And all that happened ...
    April 8, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Black students more likely to face suspension

    WASHINGTON – Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools — even as tiny preschoolers.
    March 21, 2014 - 9:03 am
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