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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 […]

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Dr. Michael Shibler Superintendent of Schools   Dear Rockford Community: In last October’s Rampage, I wrote an article called “Academics vs. Athletics,” which included specific examples demonstrating that academics (teaching and learning) is RPS’ number one priority. I received more comments from the general public regarding that article than any previous article in the past […]

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Community Support Katy VanCuren, Assistant Principal Rockford High School Community support is alive and well at Rockford. I am privileged to see it firsthand every day in my job. We have a very active parent volunteer base that continues to aid and assist at the High School level, and an enthusiastic student body involved in […]