Education http://northernpublicradio.org en Illinois AG Sues Over Alleged Student Loan Debt Scams http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-ag-sues-over-alleged-student-loan-debt-scams <p>Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is suing two companies for allegedly scamming people with student loan debt.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:40:21 +0000 WBEZ 50634 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois AG Sues Over Alleged Student Loan Debt Scams A Different Take On A State Pension Law Could Stop Flood Of Retirements http://northernpublicradio.org/post/different-take-state-pension-law-could-stop-flood-retirements <p>State university employees are rushing to retire because of last year’s state pension reform law. Now a <a href="HIGHER%20EDUCATION-PENSIONS">new interpretation of that law</a> indicates it may not drastically reduce pension amounts for some retirees&nbsp; after all.</p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 07:59:37 +0000 Susan Stephens 47176 at http://northernpublicradio.org A Different Take On A State Pension Law Could Stop Flood Of Retirements Rockford Hearings On School Closings Are Underway http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-hearings-school-closings-are-underway <p>Rockford needs fewer, larger elementary schools. More modern classrooms. One early education center for each quadrant of the city. It’s all part of a $250 million plan to improve &nbsp;every elementary school, except for the 7 to 9 targeted for closing.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 11:08:00 +0000 Susan Stephens 47080 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford Hearings On School Closings Are Underway Rockford School District Considers Closing At Least Seven Elementaries http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-school-district-considers-closing-least-seven-elementaries <p>The Rockford School District is looking at closing seven to nine elementary schools. The district currently has 35.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 22:17:01 +0000 Susan Stephens 46949 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford School District Considers Closing At Least Seven Elementaries Who Benefits When The School Funding Formula Is Re-Crunched? http://northernpublicradio.org/post/who-benefits-when-school-funding-formula-re-crunched <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">School superintendents in Illinois are getting a chance to weigh in on what could be a huge change in the state’s public school funding formula.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:23:03 +0000 Susan Stephens 46025 at http://northernpublicradio.org Who Benefits When The School Funding Formula Is Re-Crunched? New President For Rock Valley College http://northernpublicradio.org/post/new-president-rock-valley-college <p>After a national search, Rock Valley College has gone in-house for its new president.&nbsp;&nbsp;The <a href="http://www.rockvalleycollege.edu/About/PresidentialSearch/">College's Board of Trustees today announced</a> it has selected Michael Mastroianni as RVC's sixth president. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:49:48 +0000 Guy Stephens 45715 at http://northernpublicradio.org New President For Rock Valley College Rockford Education Leaders Talk About Common Core http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-education-leaders-talk-about-common-core <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">School districts are pressing ahead with implementing Common Core education standards. They’re required to start using federal standardized tests next year.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:47:18 +0000 Susan Stephens 43892 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford Education Leaders Talk About Common Core Past As Prologue: Chinese Students At NIU http://northernpublicradio.org/post/past-prologue-chinese-students-niu <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.niu.edu/index.shtml">Northern Illinois University</a>’s President Doug Baker has called for increasing the school’s ties with Chinese institutions. That would include having more students from China on the DeKalb campus.&nbsp; In one school within the university, a number are already here -- and have been for a long time.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:10:00 +0000 Guy Stephens 41775 at http://northernpublicradio.org Past As Prologue: Chinese Students At NIU Landfill Leak Sends Dozens Of Cortland Students To Hospital http://northernpublicradio.org/post/landfill-leak-sends-dozens-cortland-students-hospital <p>67 Cortland Elementary School students and staff members were admitted to Kishwaukee Hospital's emergency room today after complaining of nausea: they were sickened by a strong smell from the nearby Waste Management landfill.</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:23:32 +0000 Susan Stephens 41771 at http://northernpublicradio.org Landfill Leak Sends Dozens Of Cortland Students To Hospital The Inauguration of NIU's 12th President http://northernpublicradio.org/post/inauguration-nius-12th-president <p>Wednesday was a day for celebrations at Northern Illinois University…even before the undefeated Huskies crushed Ball State, 48 to 27. It was Inauguration Day for NIU president Doug Baker, and student achievement was the focus.</p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:18:53 +0000 Susan Stephens 39037 at http://northernpublicradio.org The Inauguration of NIU's 12th President