Education

Education
8:37 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Jarrett Named Superintendent of Rockford Schools

Dr. Ehren Jarrett
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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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Education
5:32 am
Mon October 15, 2012

NIU President Reflects On His Tenure Ahead Of Planned Exit

Last week, Northern Illinois University President John Peters announced he would step down in June 2013. The day after his announcement, Peters sat down with WNIJ's Mike Moen.

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State of the University
10:10 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Reaction To NIU President's Planned Exit

Northern Illinois University’s long-time president is stepping down at the end of the academic year. John Peters made the announcement at his annual State of the University address Thursday. 

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Education
9:57 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Teachers Strike in Crystal Lake

District 46

LATEST: October 12-The Prairie Grove 46 Board of Education announced that the Board and the Teachers' Association have reached an agreement after 7 and ½ hours of mediation.   The sole remaining issue revolved around health insurance contributions. 

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The State of Northern Illinois University
3:50 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Dr. Peters Will Leave NIU In June 2013

Dr. John G. Peters, 11th President of Northern Illinois University
NIU Media Services

Dr. John G. Peters will step down as president of Northern Illinois University effective with the end of the current academic year. Peters announced his plans during this afternoon's State of the University address.

The  respected political scientist became the 11th president of NIU in June 2000.

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Education
4:45 am
Thu October 11, 2012

NIU Honors Local Alumni

Richard Johannesen Professor Emeritus, Communication 1971-2002
NIU

Five DeKalb-area residents are among 11 alumni who will be recognized this weekend by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Northern Illinois University for their accomplishments and service NIU.

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Education
10:09 am
Wed October 10, 2012

LED Inventor Speaks on its 50th Anniversary

University of Illinois

It is a year of honors for University of Illinois Engineering and Physics Professor Nick Holonyak Jr. The inventor of the first light-emitting diode, or LED, addressed a crowd of students and faculty this week on the 50th anniversary of that innovation.

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