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Quality schools, quality community… together building a tradition of excellence  by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools The above statement has been an important part of the Rockford Public Schools (RPS) logo for over 22 years. Not only is the declaration true, it is ongoing with no ending point—we live it […]

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Dr. Ryan Kelley

State Board of Education challenges Michigan schools  by DR. RYAN KELLEY Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Rockford Public Schools The Michigan State Board of Education has placed a challenge to every student and every school in Michigan, by raising the MEAP/MME cut scores (the minimal score at which a student is considered “proficient”). As the cut […]

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Laura Featherston

It’s good to know!  by LAURA FEATHERSTON Trustee, Board of Education Rockford Public Schools As a local real estate agent, I am frequently asked for information about area school districts. I’m obviously a bit biased towards Rockford Public Schools (RPS), but I have to be as impartial as possible! I always direct people to the […]

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Creating a safe, positive learning environment  by CINDY KITZROW Principal, Cannonsburg Elementary School Director of Library and Media Services October is designated as National Bullying Prevention Month. Communities nationwide are urged to take an active role to prevent bullying. It takes the entire school community to create an inviting school where everyone feels they belong […]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

SCHOOL BEAT Rockford Public Schools state funding: past, present, future  by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools During the past several months, I have been asked by many parents and Rockford Public Schools (RPS) employees to clarify what the “real” state revenue cuts to our schools were as compared to what […]