Education

NIU
8:16 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

NIU President Peters Explains Silence, Urges Unity

Northern Illinois University President John Peters
Credit NIU Media Services

Northern Illinois University President John Peters explains his silence on several controversial matters and asks the campus to stick together. 

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Evidence Mishandled?
10:02 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

NIU Police Defend One Of Their Own

A DeKalb County judge could decide today whether to proceed with a student’s sexual assault case against a former Northern Illinois University police officer. 

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Education
6:05 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Deal Reached for Geneva Teachers

Credit District 304

The Geneva Education Association and the Geneva Board of Education reached a tentative agreement Monday, November 12 at 12:30 a.m. on a new contract. With this tentative Agreement, school will be in session on Monday, November 12.

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Developing
4:42 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

NIU Student's Death May Be Alcohol-Related

Alcohol may be behind the death of a Northern Illinois University freshman. 19-year-old David Bogenberger was found unresponsive in a bed at a fraternity house this morning. He was pronounced dead half an hour later.

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Education
5:56 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Illinois Higher Ed. Director Stepping Down

George Reid
Credit University of Illinois

George Reid came to the Illinois Board of Higher Education in December 2010. He'd been a top official at a similar agency in Maryland. Less than two years later, Reid says he's resigning for personal reasons.

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Education
8:57 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Student Performance Slips Slightly

Illinois State Superintendent of Schools Chris Koch
Credit ISBE

Illinois students' academic performance fell slightly, at least according to No Child Left Behind standards.  82 percent of Illinois school districts failed to meet what's known as "Adequate Yearly Progress" under the federal No Child Left Behind program.

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Education
8:37 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Jarrett Named Superintendent of Rockford Schools

Dr. Ehren Jarrett
Credit facebook

The Rockford Public School Board has named Ehren Jarrett as its new Superintendent.  The board will begin contract negotiations with the possibility of Jarrett assuming his new role July 1, 2013. Interim Superintendent Robert Willis is expected to stay on until then.

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Education
4:37 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Geneva Teachers File Intent to Strike

Credit District 304

Members of the District 304 Board of Education met with members of the Geneva Education Association and a federal mediator last week.  Despite some progress, the Geneva Education Association delivered a Notice of Intent to Strike to Board negotiators.  Final offers have been posted on the Illinois Educational Labor Relations website. The earliest date that a strike can occur is Friday, November 9, 2012.

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NIU Investigation
6:46 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

First Court Appearances In NIU Coffee Fund Probe

Friday was the first court appearance for six of the Northern Illinois University employees accused of theft in a case known as “the coffee fund.”

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Education
4:56 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Students Struggling to Pay for College Without State Support

Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon
illinois.gov

More than 150,000 college students were left without financial help this spring when Illinois ran out of money for MAP Grants. For some students, MAP Grants are the only thing keeping them in school.

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