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NIU Named to ‘Safest Colleges in America’ List

Northern Illinois University in Dekalb says that their number one priority is community safety.

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Should Rockford Schools Do This?

A Utah high school is now fining students who are consistently late to class. Should Rockford high schools do this too?

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How Do Illinois’ School Systems Compare with the Rest of the Country?

When matched up with school systems from all over the U.S., Illinois does surprisingly well, according to a new study, published today.

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Rauner sworn in as Illinois governor, says business as usual would be 'morally corrupt'
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Governor Rauner on the WROK Morning Show Talking Schools and Funding

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is none-too-pleased about the recent override of his veto, which has resulted in a major tax increase and some serious friction involving school funding. This morning, he joined us to spread the word about SB-1, and why he's dead set against it.

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Remember Cursive Handwriting? Springfield Says Your Kids Need to Learn It

I remember being a kid in school learning what was then called "penmanship." It was also referred to as "script," or "cursive." Whatever it was labeled, I soon discovered that I had virtually no aptitude for it whatsoever.

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Illinois’ School System is Ranked #13 in the Country

Another day, another list of national rankings. This time, however, Illinois makes a decent showing in WalletHub's look at the best school districts in the nation.

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Rockford Public Schools Close After Buses Won’t Start

All Rockford Public Schools are closed today after frigid weather kept some District 205 buses from starting.

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Naperville Schools Ban Prayer at Student Sporting Events

Following a complaint from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Naperville school district is banning "team prayers" at high school sporting events...

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Winnebago County School Officials Discuss Push For Sales Tax

You soon could be paying more for virtually everything in Winnebago County.

The Rockford Register Star is reporting that local school officials are set to meet this week to discuss placing a referendum question on an upcoming election ballot to increase the sales tax by 1-percentage point...

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Study: Illinois Has 10th Best School System in the U.S.

Back-to-school season is here! At least that's what the signs say in every store I go into these days. With both of my kids yet to hit school age I'm still able to watch from afar...

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