Education

Rockford Register Star Collaboration
8:47 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Rockford Education Leaders Talk About Common Core

Rockford Education Association President Dawn Granath and District 205 Superintendent Ehren Jarrett discussed Common Core at the WNIJ studios in Rockford.
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

School districts are pressing ahead with implementing Common Core education standards. They’re required to start using federal standardized tests next year. 

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NIU
6:10 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Past As Prologue: Chinese Students At NIU

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Northern Illinois University’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.  In one school within the university, a number are already here -- and have been for a long time.

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Waste Management
4:23 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Landfill Leak Sends Dozens Of Cortland Students To Hospital

Cortland Elementary School in relation to Waste Management's DeKalb County landfill.
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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.

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President Doug Baker
3:18 am
Thu November 14, 2013

The Inauguration of NIU's 12th President

NIU President Doug Baker delivers his inaugural speech.
Diane Drake WNIJ

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.

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John La Tourette returns for inauguration
2:54 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Former NIU President "Enthusiastic" About School's New Leader

Retired NIU President John La Tourette visits campus
Susan Stephens WNIJ

An important figure in Northern Illinois University’s history is back on campus today to celebrate the school’s future. NIU’s tenth president John La Tourette will attend the inauguration of the 12th president, Doug Baker. 

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Education
12:25 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Inauguration Week At NIU

Dr. Dana Stover and Dr. Doug Baker
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It’s inauguration week at Northern Illinois University. Doug Baker will be welcomed as NIU’s 12th president in ceremonies throughout the week…even though he’s held the position for more than four months now. 

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Superintendents Summit at NIU
2:16 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Community Leaders: The Changing Role of School Superintendents

School Superintendents James Briscoe, Kathy Countryman, Brian Harris, and Ehren Jarrett ponder a question posed by NIU's Patrick Roberts.
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

The role of a school superintendent has changed a lot recently: four local district leaders proved that Thursday night during the Northern Illinois University Education Department’s Superintendents Summit.

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Message from State Board of Education
4:26 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Belts Getting Tighter For Illinois Schools

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The Illinois State Board of Education is warning school districts to prepare to make due with less next fiscal year.

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Announces several leadership changes
6:29 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

NIU's President Baker Shaking The Organizational Tree

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Northern Illinois University's new president is putting his mark on the school's organizational charts. President Doug Baker announced a number of leadership changes at the university today.

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"Princess of Technology"
3:30 am
Wed September 18, 2013

NIU Honors Thai Princess

Media Services Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University hosted royalty Wednesday morning. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn received an honorary doctorate from NIU for her work promoting science and education.              

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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