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EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

December 29, 2011 // 0 Comments

SCHOOL BEAT When do kids learn to think for themselves? by DOUG HOOGERLAND, Principal Roguewood Elementary School When is it really that kids learn to think? Not just the academic variety either, but to actually think for themselves? And how do we provide opportunities for our children to do just that: think for themselves? Don’t get me wrong, we have some extremely [...]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

December 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

SCHOOL BEAT Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting by MIKE CUNEO Assistant Superintendent of Finance Rockford Public Schools Rockford Public Schools (RPS) was awarded the Association of School Business Officials International’s (ASBO) “Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Program” (COE) for excellence in the preparation and issuance of the [...]

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November 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Quality schools, quality community… together building a tradition of excellence  by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools Dr. Michael S. Shibler 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 [...]

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November 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

State Board of Education challenges Michigan schools  by DR. RYAN KELLEY Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Rockford Public Schools Dr. Ryan Kelley 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 [...]

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November 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

It’s good to know!  by LAURA FEATHERSTON Trustee, Board of Education Rockford Public Schools Laura Featherston 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 administrative offices [...]
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