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Education

  • Sycamore School District 427 to consider laying off teachers

    SYCAMORE – Teacher layoffs have been proposed in Sycamore School District 427 as the district heads into the second year of its three-year budget redu ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Kishwaukee College, union reps talk layoffs

    DeKALB – The Kishwaukee College Board has entered into talks with its unions to discuss layoffs due to lack of funding, officials said. 
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Somonauk School District 432 Board moves to fill vacant seat

    SOMONAUK – The Somonauk School District 432 Board is expected to interview a crop of board member candidates at a special meeting Monday.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • Feds issue reminder: Test students or risk losing funding

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – The U.S. Education Department is not relenting on requirements to test students on math and language arts abilities, despite the end o ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 2:17 pm
  • Missouri professor Melissa Click, who called for 'muscle' to remove reporter, charged with assault

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A University of Missouri assistant communications professor was charged Monday with misdemeanor assault linked to her run-in with s ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:52 pm
  • Sycamore High School principal among top in state

    SYCAMORE – Tim Carlson recently was awarded the Kishwaukee Region Illinois High School Principal of the Year Award by the Illinois Principals Associat ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Chicago Public Schools announces 227 administrative layoffs

    CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools officials say they're sending layoff notices to 227 administrative employees and closing up nearly 200 positions that ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 1:47 pm
  • Chicago school district announces layoffs in central office

    CHICAGO – The head of the Chicago Public Schools said the district will lay off some of its central office staff this week as it deals with its precar ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • University of Illinois freezes in-state tuition for 2nd straight year

    CHICAGO – University of Illinois trustees have frozen tuition for in-state students even as they learned the school has covered $671 million in expens ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 12:27 pm
  • Last run for current SAT this week; new one debuts in March

    WASHINGTON – The current version of the SAT college entrance exam has its final run this weekend, when hundreds of thousands of students nationwide wi ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • Bruce Rauner, GOP leaders want state takeover of Chicago schools

    CHICAGO – Backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, top Illinois Republicans plan to call for a state takeover of the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools, ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 9:51 am
  • First lady Michelle Obama, school meal directors may be headed for truce

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan Senate bill released Monday would revise healthier meal standards put into place over the last few years to give schools mor ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 2:54 pm
  • Sycamore School District 427's elementary schools plan districtwide reading program

    SYCAMORE – Parents of elementary students in Sycamore School District 427 will have homework of their own come March.
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 12:27 am
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