Michigan Department of Education’s Scorecard Changes in Measuring Accountabilit

  As part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) was created as a way to measure educational standards within public schools. In Michigan, AYP measured year-to-year student achievement on the MEAP for elementary and middle schools and the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) for high schools. Other […]

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New township superintendent inherits an evolving community

Balance of law enforcement/fire and new parks a complicated mix By BETH ALTENA “The best government is where things run so smoothly people don’t even notice,” said Cameron Van Wyngarden, the new Plainfield Township Superintendent who took the helm of the township May 6, after the retirement of Robert Homan. At just 36 years of […]

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Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President I am sure many readers have memories of moving their possessions from one location to another. Lots of things happen and the emotions involved with the moving process can be quite interesting. This has been the case with moving everything from our old museum location to our new museum home. Let’s […]

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Rockford Education Foundation welcomes new board members

The Rockford Education Foundation (REF) has named Duncan Purvis and Erin Wenger to its Board of Trustees. They replace REF Trustees Theresa Webb and Marianne McWatters, who retired from the board this summer. Erin is honored and excited about being a Trustee for the REF. She is currently works part-time and is the mother of […]

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Odyssey of the Mind is gearing up for a new season of creativity

Rockford has long held a tradition of creative, spontaneous hard working Odyssey of the Mind teams, led and supported by our encouraging community and this season Odyssey is ready to make another exciting and creative run to World Finals held at Iowa State University! To hear all the details – how, when, why and more. […]

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