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Education is by far and away the largest employer in DeKalb County. To say it’s big is an understatement. This category is devoted to news and information derived from RSS feeds and press releases from our local institutions. To be added make sure you Add Your Site to our local online directory.

The DeKalb School District 428 Board and the DeKalb Classroom Teachers’ Association (DCTA) have reached a tentative, four-year contract agreement less than 24 hours before the teacher's union filed its intent to strike. School Board members felt the timing to reach a compromise was at a point where both sides could agree has taken...
On Tuesday, August 27 several state lawmakers questioned some State of Illinois university officials and legal teams on the issue of the record of lucrative severance packages for outgoing administrators. The most recent concern was the ouster of Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas....
It is fall and hope springs eternal that Northern Illinois University will have a successful football season and fill the stadium. This is a special year as it is the 100th anniversary of Northern Illinois University (formerly Northern Illinois State Teachers College) playing football, the 50th anniversary...
Girls Scouts of America are highly influential organizations for the American youth, with thousands of troupes nationwide, collectively including around 3 million members, not counting all of the parents and volunteers involved in the organizations. This national organization pride itself on teaching its members positive values, community...
Kishwaukee College has received formal notification of its reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The decision follows a comprehensive evaluation and visit to Kish campus by a team of HLC peer reviewers in April. Accreditation is valid until the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation cycle in 2028-2029.
After several years of not having classroom art in all of the Geona-Kingston schools, there has been a major change for the 2019-2020 school year. Due to the economic downturn in past years, Art was removed from the Junior High School and middle school classrooms but was...
Linda Wdovech-Newlin has always had a love for the mighty Chicago Bears. As a young university musician with the famed Northern Illinois University Marching Show Band, she enhanced her affection for the Chicago Bears as she got to march on Soldier Field with the Show Band doing...
Former Kishwaukee College student Zohra Firdose was recognized with the NIU Outstanding Women Student Award in April. The NIU award began in 1980 to cultivate and recognize leadership in students who identify as women. Firdose credits her year at Kish and Kish Assistant Professor of Accounting Everett...
A $4.0 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, announced earlier this month, will support the development and expansion of apprenticeship programs. The grant will allow the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) to serve more than 1,600 apprentices in pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs that will lead to...
As another school year comes to a close, we wanted to take a minute to thank all of the hard-working teachers in DeKalb County, who do such important jobs educating and caring for our children. DeKalb County Online especially wants to honor one teacher as our "DeKalb County Teacher of...
As with many great teachers, education is a family profession for Cate Cardella. She comes from a long line of teachers, including both of her parents, and always knew that she wanted to follow in their footsteps. Her father, Mike Maher, taught High School Mechanics at MidValley Vocational Center...
Article submitted by Linze Rice Student entrepreneurs in Genoa-Kingston High School's INCubatoredu business class have been working all year to identify and solve problems in the market, all while creating and promoting a brand. From 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday May 14, the entrepreneurs will host a networking hour, followed by a...