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Evidence has been building that music lessons boost students' cognitive skills, helping them excel at a wide range of academic subjects. Research from a variety of organizations has shown that music students that start earlier in the formative years develop into more responsible learners.
On Sunday, October 8, 1871 various fires happened throughout the Midwest claiming thousands of lives and destroyed millions of acres across Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin. The most famous fire struck Chicago and claimed about 250 lives while destroying over three square miles of the city, including more than 17,000 buildings.
DeKalb, IL - The NIU SAT Test Preparation fall 2019 five-week program provides individualized attention in a small classroom setting and offers students a chance to prepare themselves for the SAT test.Classes will be held on campus in Graham Hall on Sunday's from 1 to 4:30 p.m....
The college graduating class of 2019 is more burdened by student loan debt than at any time in history. Of the recent graduating college seniors the average students took out some type of student loans, and they graduated with an average debt of $30,000. Among the graduates of 2018, 69% of college students took out...
Northern Illinois University released a 10th-day enrollment total for university showing a 3% year-over-year decline in total overall enrollment.  According to the university, the 2019 total headcount is coming in at 16,609 students, compared with 17,169 in the 2018 academic year. This means this year's student population is the lowest enrollment in 50...
In a statement by a local media outlet, the headline said that the 'Doe' lawsuit regarding the DeKalb School District was "Tossed". This is misleading as the Judge said the lawsuit should have been filed in State Court rather than Federal Court. In regards to the case...
Age is not a barrier for learning and NIU provides some unique and interesting topics. The Northern Illinois University Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) is a member-directed group of retirement-age people who seek new learning experiences. Members, regardless of their education, enjoy continuing to learn in an informal,...
DeKalb, IL – The Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s exhibition Exploring Aspects of War In and Through the Visual Arts tackles the complex relationship of art in the depiction of war. The exhibition opens Tuesday, August 27 and continues on view through October 18, 2019. Visitors are invited to apublic reception on...
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...