The Daily Eastern News

Kids have rights in schools

February 18, 2019

Filed under Editorials

Here’s a hard pill to swallow: You don’t have to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance in schools. It’s like all of a sudden people forgot that in 1943 the Supreme Court of the United States of America declared in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette that schools cannot requir...

Grant to go toward changing negative views on teaching

Hannah Shillo, Campus Reporter

November 13, 2018

Filed under News

The College of Education is planning to use a grant it received in January from the Illinois Board of Higher Education to address the teacher shortage in Illinois. The grant proposal was written by Douglas Bower, the dean of the College of Education, Brian Reid, a professor in the College of Educatio...

School districts, Eastern students connect at Fall Education Job Fair

School districts, Eastern students connect at Fall Education Job Fair

Faith Morris, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

As students think ahead to graduation, events like the Fall Education Job Fair held Wednesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union showcase not only which school districts are hiring but give students a chance to talk with potential employers as well. Amanda Wiedler, a senior elementary ...

School districts looking to hire mid-year teacher graduates at Fall Education Job Fair

Abby Carpenter, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2018

Filed under News

Seventy-six school districts, all from a variety of different backgrounds and sizes, will be present at the Fall Education Job Fair, which will take place on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Diane Smith, marketing specialist and career...

Classrooms should be a safe space

Staff Editorial

January 30, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Just as students are told “there are no stupid questions,” it is also important for students to be told that there are no stupid feelings. In an article from Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Eastern News, graduate students will be a hosting a workshop called “What I Wish My Professor Knew” du...

Power through the cycle, prioritize education and experience

Staff Editorial

October 25, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Classes are important. They often open people’s eyes to different ways of thinking as well as help them develop skills that are needed to succeed in whatever field they choose. Education is life-changing, but not all lessons can be taught in classes. While classes provide the foundational concepts,...

We need leaders and we need answers

Staff Editorial

October 23, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

It is not yet election season, but there has already been some talk about possible candidates in upcoming races. Shirley Bell, a retired communication studies professor, announced her intention to seek the nomination for state representative of the 110th district at a Trivia Night, according to The...

Governor candidate discusses taxes, education

Governor candidate discusses taxes, education

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2017

Filed under News, Online

State Sen. Daniel Biss, (D-Evanston) discussed his campaign for governor at a meeting with the EIU Democrats Tuesday. Biss’s campaign is mainly based around reforming the “unfair tax system” and reforming Illinois’s flat income tax system, which has been done away with by the majority of...

Coles County School Facility Tax wins popular vote

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2016

Filed under election, News

  The Coles County School Facility Tax referen­dum, which was presented on the ballot three times before, won the popular vote by 54.09% in the general election Tuesday night. The unofficial count of votes according to the Coles County Clerk’s Office was 11,564 yes votes compared to the...

FAFSA filing starts Saturday

Adrian Bolaji, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2016

Filed under News

Financial Aid is a necessity for many students, but getting it can be a tricky process for some. This year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid comes with some changes, as students can now apply for it earlier. The new day students can start to apply has switched from its original Jan....

Column: Tragedies should be addressed in schools

Alex Bonnot, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions

The education system needs to be encouraging conversation about tragedies occurring not only in local communities but also worldwide. These conversations not only make students feel as though they have support from their teachers, but also encourage academic discussion about topics pertaining to the...

Editorial: Help children understand tragedies

Staff Editorial

September 12, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Fifteen years ago yesterday, the shape of American life, politics, travel, culture and security changed irreversibly. We need not remind the reader what happened on Sept. 11, 2001. Instead, we would like to remind the reader what they should take away from a national tragedy and of how we should move...

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