Bilingual Educators

NIU is a partner with the Illinois State Board of Education, the Chicago Public Schools and the Illinois Resource Center in a federally funded initiative to recruit and train bilingual teachers. Students will need two-and-a-half years to complete the rigorous curriculum. The

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Speed of Light

NIU is creating an ultra-fast, fiber-optic communications network that will bring next-generation technology to the northern Illinois region.  Dubbed “NIUNet,” the 175-mile fiber optic loop is expected to be a huge boon to research and economic development efforts. The network also could

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Grading Schools

NIU is home to the Interactive Illinois Report Card, a Web-based tool NIU created and maintains that helps teachers, school districts and parents make sense of mountains of materials on student performance. The IIRC helps schools identify problems earlier, and helps families

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