Northern Illinois University

NIU Office of Public Affairs


News Release

Contacts: Mark McGowan, NIU Office of Public Affairs
(815) 753-1681

Russ Fletcher, DeKalb Community Unit School District 428
(815) 754-2283

October 14, 2008

MEDIA ALERT

Press conference to illuminate new collaboration
between DeKalb Public Schools, NIU

Chesebro partnership focuses on best practices
in bilingual education, literacy, math

DeKalb — DeKalb Community Unit School District 428 and Northern Illinois University are working together – again – on a professional development school with tremendous opportunities for all involved.

The greatest benefit is to children, of course: Chesebro students will enjoy a truly bilingual education built on best practices in reading and math. Students and their teachers will transcend educational barriers such as multiple languages and differing cultures.

Come learn more about how it works – and why it’s unique and vital.

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WHAT: A press conference to talk about the professional development school recently launched at Chesebro Elementary School

WHERE: Chesebro Elementary School, 900 E. Garden St., DeKalb

WHEN: 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16

CALL: Mark McGowan, NIU Office of Public Affairs, (815) 753-1681
Russ Fletcher, DeKalb Public Schools, (815) 754-2283

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