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July 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

Equipping our students for the 21st Century  by PETER J. YOUNG Director of Technology Rockford Public Schools Rockford Public Schools (RPS) entered into a partnership with Steelcase a year ago to study the environmental impact of a traditional classroom design. The current traditional classroom design uses a hierarchal configuration of the teacher at the front of the [...]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD — July 14, 2011

July 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

SCHOOL BEAT Presentation of a Graduating Class by DAN ZANG Principal, Rockford High School Rockford High School (RHS) recently celebrated our 2011 commencement ceremony. The class of 2011 is a tremendous group of young men and women who now move on to spread their wings. Below you will find excerpts from this year’s graduation speech: It is, with great honor that I [...]

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June 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

An Honest Teacher Evaluation by BLAKE R. BOWMAN Dad and Principal, Lakes Elementary School I was given the opportunity to write this article because I am the principal at Lakes Elementary School, but the inspiration to write this article comes because I am a father at Lakes, too. I’m in a unique position to examine education from two very unique perspectives. I can [...]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

June 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

SCHOOL BEAT RPS provides teachers with digital tools by MAGGIE THELEN Principal, Belmont Elementary School Gifted/Talented Coordinator Quick! In 140 characters or less, what do you think Abraham Lincoln’s advice to President Obama would be? This may seem an odd question for those of us born before 1982, but it’s nothing out of the ordinary for today’s Twitter-savvy [...]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

June 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

Closing Thoughts by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools With the end of the 2010-11 school year rapidly approaching, I would like to briefly review this past year. Senior Class of 2011 Congratulations to the 624 Rockford High School and River Valley Academy seniors who will be receiving a guaranteed diploma from the Rockford Public [...]
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