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November 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

It’s good to know!  by LAURA FEATHERSTON Trustee, Board of Education Rockford Public Schools Laura Featherston As a local real estate agent, I am frequently asked for information about area school districts. I’m obviously a bit biased towards Rockford Public Schools (RPS), but I have to be as impartial as possible! I always direct people to the administrative offices [...]

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October 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

Creating a safe, positive learning environment  by CINDY KITZROW Principal, Cannonsburg Elementary School Director of Library and Media Services October is designated as National Bullying Prevention Month. Communities nationwide are urged to take an active role to prevent bullying. It takes the entire school community to create an inviting school where everyone feels [...]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

September 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

SCHOOL BEAT Rockford Public Schools state funding: past, present, future  by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools Michael S. Shibler, Ph.D. During the past several months, I have been asked by many parents and Rockford Public Schools (RPS) employees to clarify what the “real” state revenue cuts to our schools were as compared to [...]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

September 8, 2011 // 0 Comments

SCHOOL BEAT Welcome to the 2011-12 school year!  by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools Dr. Michael S. Shibler I hope you have experienced a relaxing and pleasant summer. Even though the middle of July was excruciatingly hot, in my opinion it was far better than minus 10 degrees with snow blowing sideways. Those days will come [...]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

September 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

SCHOOL BEAT Rockford Public Schools Enters its 128th Year by RANDY SELLHORN President, Board of Education Dear families, faculty, staff and friends of the Rockford Public Schools: It’s an exciting time of year as we prepare for another school year! Rockford is entering its 128th year. Can you fathom the commitment it takes to endure for 128 years? Our schools are [...]
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