Education

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.

Full Story from BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17234033

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.

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