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Earning a college degree remains an affordable investment by Miles Postema School Board Member When I was in elementary school, I remember my mother saving silver dollars to fund my college education. I was the seventh of eight kids and the only one that went to college. My folks started saving early with the expectation […]

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Be nice… just do it!   Bob Siegel, Principal Valley View Elementary     “BE NICE.” This is such a simple statement, yet can be very challenging to “live.” Rockford has developed a “Healthy Kids Campaign” to help grow our kids into adults who can make good decisions about both their physical and mental well-being. […]

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Common Core State Standards   Dr. Ryan Kelley Assistant Superintendent for Instruction   Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, students across the country will notice a change in state standardized testing. Rather than each state having their own standards and tests, states will have one common core set of standards and will be participating in […]

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Athletes and Concussions   Tim Erickson Rockford High School, Director of Athletics   Head injuries, including concussions, have become a subject of deep concern, much study, and even recent Congressional hearings. News about lawsuits in the NFL regarding concussions has added awareness and anxiety to this concern. At Rockford, we are continually updating our training […]

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Reading is the heart of education By Cindy Kitzrow, Cannonsburg Principal & Director of Library & Media Services In a survey thousands of Americans were asked, “What do you think is the most pressing social issue affecting our children’s future? Illiteracy ranked as the #1 issue. The survey went on to say that 51% of […]