DeKalb schools

6:23 am
Tue February 11, 2014

'Act Of God' Provision Available For Schools With Lots Of Snow Days

Credit NPR

Illinois school districts might be forced to use a state exemption to help deal with all the snow days that are piling up.

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Early dismissal in some districts
8:12 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Tuesday: Too Hot For School

The National Weather Service forecasts another day of school-stopping heat for Tuesday.
Credit NWS - Chicago /

Another day of sweltering temperatures means another short school day for many students in northern Illinois. The National Weather Service predicts record-high temperatures for this time of year will be reached Tuesday, with thermometers topping out in the low- to mid-90s.

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Converting ISATs
8:32 am
Thu February 21, 2013

New Standards Make Old Scores Look Bad In Illinois Schools

Statistics for Clinton Rosette students
Credit DeKalb School District

Starting March 4th, Illinois public school students will sharpen their number 2 pencils for this year’s round of standardized testing known as the ISATs. Meanwhile, school districts are warning parents that kids aren’t expected to score as highly as last year, under new higher standards. 

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4:00 am
Tue December 4, 2012

DeKalb Park Fans Fight Land Swap Deal

Kiwanis Park, on DeKalb's south side.
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

A group of residents is trying to stop a land swap deal between a developer and the DeKalb School District. 

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