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A fire truck, real firefighters and a spray hose = ‘best day ever!’

For Fire Prevention Week, kindergartners at Lakes Elementary School enjoyed a visit from Lt. Matt Alles and firefighter Ed Lockhart of the nearby Cannon Township Fire Department...

Gunner, another counseling dog, joins Chillie as greeter, morale booster

The Rockford Education Foundation recently welcomed Gunner the golden retriever to the high school counseling program as a counseling dog...

Head of human resources chosen as interim superintendent

Korie Wilson-Crawford, head of human resources, will serve as interim superintendent while the school board searches for a successor to longtime Superintendent Michael Shibler, who retires Dec. 31...

‘Whatever it takes’ to support students

Tom Hosford is the new principal at Rockford High School’s 10-12 building...

And the wheels on the library go round and round

The Rockford Book Bus is a new addition to learning resources in Rockford this summer, making four stops a day in a converted school bus to bring books to children and families...

Shibler to step down as district superintendent at year’s end

Michael Shibler, Kent County’s longest-serving superintendent and an educator for more than 50 years, announced his retirement as head of Rockford Public Schools, effective Dec. 31...

Campsite classroom lets children learn in and from nature

Students at Valley View Elementary got to explore nature and reading thanks to a parent volunteer collaborating with teachers...

No need for learning loss this summer

Students from pre-kindergarten through high school can choose from dozens of learning opportunities this summer...

Livestream event aims to build safety, trust among students

A school/community mental health initiative is offering a program to help create a climate of safety and trust for Rockford students...

The year of learning virtually: a challenge for students and teachers alike

Local districts are making adjustments to better serve their online students, even as more return to classrooms...

Students, teachers and parents climb the virtual learning curve

A year after schools statewide were forced to close their doors by a rampant virus, teachers and students alike have learned a ton about how to do online learning...

No blueprints required for this handy problem-solver

Whether helping rebuild a car’s front end or custom-making a cabinet for the school’s front office, this high school senior has a special talent for coming up with designs and putting them together...

Students hike to explore wonders of winter at Camp Rockford

Parkside Elementary fifth-graders brave the elements for a day of winter wonderland-ing at Camp Rockford...

It’s all about getting students back to classrooms, Supt. Shibler says of the vaccine

Superintendent Michael Shibler hopes the more people get vaccinated, the closer we are to the end of the pandemic...

Lowell, Rockford secondary students returning to classrooms

Citing recent trends in the decreasing number of COVID-19 cases in their communities, Lowell Area Schools and Rockford Public Schools are planning to take one step closer to 'normal' next week...

For MLK Day, educators discuss improving equity in education

A leading advocate on equity in education says Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy requires educators to dig deeper into making sure all students have what they need to thrive...
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