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April 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

Establish successful habits now by MIKE RAMM, Principal East Rockford Middle School Amazingly, the 2010-2011 school year is nearing an end. While there is more work to be done and students are anticipating summer vacation, now is a valuable time to begin preparing for next school year. This advice is especially true if your son or daughter will be transitioning to middle [...]

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March 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

Lessons Learned by LARRY WATTERS Principal, Parkside Elementary School There is a poem and poster entitled “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum that I had hanging in my classroom years ago. Some of the significant instructions Fulghum had listed on the poster include: “Share everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people. Put things [...]

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March 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Common Core State Standards by DR. RYAN KELLEY Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Rockford Public Schools Dr. Ryan Kelley We continue to witness the impact of the challenging economic times upon our families, friends and neighbors. Many experts believe that the primary method to improve the economy is to have a higher educated workforce. A workforce that possesses [...]

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March 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

Your Input Welcome! by CAROL HILLMAN Rockford School Board Trustee With small signs of spring beginning daily, the spring fever and longing for Spring Break also begin. Despite snow days, that Spring Break indicates a stepping back from hectic daily life, and a chance to refuel before the last stretch of the school year. You can be involved soon after the Spring Break to [...]

SCHOOL BEAT — February 10, 2011

February 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

Michigan schools lying? by RANDALL C. SELLHORN Trustee, Board of Education On Thursday, Jan. 12, the Grand Rapids Press front page headline which read “Michigan schools-lying to parents? Report blasts state for hiding behind standards lower than nationally accepted” was a bit of a shock to me and, I am certain, to others. Lying? The Press reported that a “long [...]
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