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Education
6:10 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Regional Superintendents Studying Realignment

July 2015 is the target date for Illinois to close some regional offices of education. In the meantime, discussions are being held on which offices should absorb new territory.

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Education
4:12 am
Tue November 13, 2012

"Report Card" Suggests Improvements for IL Schools

Credit Advance Illinois

Advance Illinois has issued a "report card" on Illinois' public schools. The advocacy group has a number of suggestions for improvement, but they're not the sort of things that had been getting all the attention in Springfield this year.

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Education
5:20 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Committee Looking for "Superman" to Lead NIU

Alan Rosenbaum, Ph.D.
Credit NIU

Northern Illinois University President John  Peters announced during his State of the University address that he will step aside next June.  The newly-formed, 28-person search committee met for the first time last week and will formally meet again next month.  NIU Faculty Senate President Alan Rosenbaum co-chairs the search committee. 

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NIU
4:57 pm
Sat November 10, 2012

NIU Police Chief Grady On Administrative Leave, Not First Time

NIU Today

Deputy Police Chief takes the reins

Northern Illinois University has placed its police chief on administrative leave. Chief Donald Grady and Lt. Kartik Ramakrishnan are facing disciplinary proceedings by the university. Deputy Chief of Police Darren Mitchell, a member of the NIU Police Department since 2000 who also serves as executive director of the Office of Emergency Management and Planning, was named Sunday to take command of the 38-member force until an acting chief is named.

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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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