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Pass, Fail: Free book event promotes reading, School Dist. 428 principal loses job

By Abby Zaccaria | June 29, 2015

PassNIU held an event in which families learned about free community resources and participate in educational activities earlier this month.Literacy on the Lawn allowed community members to meet popular children’s book authors and receive free books.I...

All District 428 students to receive laptops through $8.5 million plan

By Northern Star staff | March 18, 2015

All School District 428 students will receive laptops over the next three years for school and home use as part of an $8.5 million plan.The laptops will be distributed to third through ninth grades in the 2015-16 school year, second grade and 10 through...

Local schools discuss major changes

By Erin Kolb | June 25, 2013

School board members may have middle school students spending more time with their math books in the near future. Doug Moeller, assistant superintendent for curriculum and student services, said proposed scheduling changes would allow students 17 more...

Tom Matya, President of the Board of Education for DeKalb
Community Unit School District 428 brought new issues to the board
and community members at the first meeting of the year Tuesday

DeKalb Education Board discusses 300 percent tardiness increase, emergency radio system

By Ryan Felgenhauer | September 21, 2011

The DeKalb Community Unit 428 Board of Education met Tuesday night to discuss the lengthening of passing periods at DeKalb High School and possibly hiring a manager to run DHS's new auditorium. Doug Moeller, principal of DeKalb High School introduced...

Bringing class to DeKalb High School

By Shelby Devitt | August 28, 2011

The new DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road, was dedicated at a public ceremony Friday night on the 50-yard line of the football field. The people who made the new, multi-million dollar facility possible were recognized, including current and former...

Local schools respond to concerns with safety measures

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | January 30, 2011

The issue of school safety was recently brought to the forefront of national news when a Lost Angeles student brought a gun to school. On Jan. 18, a gun discharged inside of a student's backpack at Garden High School, 1301 West 182nd St. in Gardena, California....