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Category: Education
Jerry Wright
NIU’s Student Support Services is celebrating not only the renewal of its federal funding but the addition of a fifth year. The U.S. Department of Education granted $1.8 million to the program, housed in the Office of the Provost, and extended its financial support because the NIU initiative is among the top 10 percent of...
It’s a new day – make that an “NIU” day – in the College of Education. Why? Because LaVonne I. Neal, who in high school set a U.S. record in the 80-meter hurdles, has hit the ground running – and she’s running fast. Dean since July 1, Neal kicked off the college’s All-College Retreat, peppering...
"Brent E. Wholeben"
Brent E. Wholeben NIU’s Office of Research, Evaluation and Policy Studies, an arm of the College of Education, has won the largest contract in its 22-year history. Following a national bidding competition, administrators of the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) will pay $800,000 to REPS over four years in return for external evaluation of some...
District 428-NIU
Nine teachers from DeKalb High School and nine future teachers from NIU will launch a new era in District 428 this fall – a full year before the new high school opens on Dresser Road. The 18 are participating in a pilot “co-teaching” program expected to transform the old student-teaching model into something more dynamic,...
Lemuel W. Watson
Before Lemuel W. Watson visited Belarusian State University in 2004, he hoped that his time there would provide “a whole new insight as to how I view things in this country.” Indeed, the executive director of NIU’s Center for P-20 Engagement and Fulbright scholar experienced a welcome measure of self-discovery. “I got a good feel...
DeKalb High School, NIU students chalk up success during initial semester of free tutoring Math proves most popular subject Add up the statistics collected during the first semester of Northern Illinois University-provided tutoring for DeKalb High School students, and the results are clear. More math tutors are needed next year. Of the 200 tutoring sessions...
Paul Carpenter
Paul Carpenter remembers well the desolation of the New Mexico desert at night, how his sore and swollen feet somehow managed to keep turning the pedals on his bicycle while the road’s shadows and his own tired mind played their own tricks. Enveloped by cold and darkness, and deprived of sleep, the chair of the...
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