Education and learning

School District Consolidation

Apr 20, 2012

Some northern Illinois school districts are part of voluntary downsizing efforts identified in a commission's report that was issued this week. 

District 205 Leader Gets Contract Extension

Apr 11, 2012


The Rockford school board has approved a contract extension for the district's interim superintendent. 

Lottery Dollars for Education

Apr 3, 2012


Do schools benefit from increased lottery sales?

New evidence suggests environmental factors in the womb could lead to  increased body weight in later years. The research appears  in the journal Plos One.  Scientists found changes around the DNA at birth which may result from a mother's diet or exposure to pollution or stress. These changes were linked to a higher Body Mass Index in children around the age of nine.

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Northern Illinois University is looking for non-NIU undergraduate students who are interested in environmental issues to work closely on research projects with university scientists.

The Art of the Sales Pitch

Feb 28, 2012

Students from around the globe tested their sales skills this past weekend at the 2nd Annual World Collegiate Sales Open held at Northern Illinois University. 

Tentative Contract Agreement at RVC

Feb 16, 2012

A labor dispute at a community college in northern Illinois could be nearing an end.  A tentative contract agreement has been reached between Rock Valley College and its faculty union. 

A community college in northern Illinois is getting industry recognition for its program related to wind energy. 

SIU Strike Over

Nov 10, 2011

The faculty strike at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is over.