Education Blackboard — April 8, 2010

Measure success based on students’ performance by MAGGIE THELEN Principal, Cannonsburg Elementary School Director of Gifted and Talented Director of Instructional Technology No Child Left Behind, EdYes, MEAP tests, ACT tests, SAT tests, PLAN tests, Response to Intervention, EXPLORE tests, IDEA 2004… educators live in a world of standards and assessments. We need to look […]

Meadow Ridge Elementary’s Jake Fath, an Example in Excellence

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Self-determined young man a quiet leader in classroom Jake Fath, 11, is the son of A.G. and Amy Fath and brother to Ryan, 3. Jake is a caring student, who is eager to help his classmates. This self-determined young man is a quiet leader in the classroom who motivates others by his example. His teachers say […]

Rockford math teams finish on top at Math Challenge

Rockford High School entered two teams in this year’s Grand Rapids Community College’s 9th/10th Grade Math Challenge, and both teams came home with hardware for their efforts by finishing in first and second place in their division. Rockford’s orange team, coached by junior Beccie Manshaem, won the division with a total of 83.5 points. Team […]

School Beat — April 1, 2010

Ignite the reading spark by SHARON WELLS, Principal Parkside Elementary School Do you have kids who compare having to read to getting shots at the doctor’s office? Sometimes we have to “band aid” this attitude with some creativity, providing motivation for our kids to read. As parents we are responsible for assisting our kids with […]

Cruden, optimist, faces adversity with confidence, compassion

Rachel Cruden 10, has recently been named as one of Rockford Public Schools' "Examples in Excellence" for 2010.

Rachel Cruden, 10, is the daughter of John and Lisa Cruden and sister to Andy, 9, and Hannah, 7, and has been named as one of the “Examples in Excellence” for 2010 through Rockford Public Schools. This hardworking student is committed to accomplishing her goals and is helpful to her teachers, her classmates and at […]