REF is on ‘the Watch’ for educational opportunities

Foundation funds 43 grants worth $26,480 The “Watch Minder” is technology that enables a teacher to communicate with a student during class time through direct messaging that doesn’t disrupt other students, and it’s one example of innovation in Rockford schools that’s being funded by Rockford Education Foundation (REF) grants. The Watch Minder sends a vibration […]

The REF will be calling on you!

More than 120 volunteers will be calling on the Rockford community to support education programs during the annual Rockford Education Foundation (REF) Phone-a-thon February 15-17. They will be calling residents those evenings, asking for donations to the REF to fund school and other education projects and programs in Rockford. The Phone-a-thon is one of the […]

REF benefit performance tickets still available

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Step into the new year with a visit to the Capitol Steps. Good reserved seating is still available for the Rockford Education Foundation’s (REF) 15th annual benefit performance. Don’t wait until the last minute. The Capitol Steps is a comedic and satirical touring group whose material is always fresh and bipartisan. Appearing before sold-out audiences […]

REF to present hilarious evening of bipartisan political satire

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  If you failed to score a pair of tickets to last year’s “sold out” Rockford Education Foundation (REF) annual benefit performance, now is the time to act! In seeking to one-up last year’s hugely successful appearance of Second City, the REF has booked The Capitol Steps for its 15th annual […]

Citizens to be inducted into new RPS Hall of Fame

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Dinner Saturday, tickets at the door “Our two districts can help each other, even if we want to kill each other on the football field,” said Jill Ericksen, Rockford Education Foundation (REF) board member and organizer of the new Rockford Public Schools Hall of Fame. REF members from the Grandville School District helped organizing Rockford’s […]