Rockford Register Star http://northernpublicradio.org en Rockford Education Leaders Talk About Common Core http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-education-leaders-talk-about-common-core <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">School districts are pressing ahead with implementing Common Core education standards. They’re required to start using federal standardized tests next year.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:47:18 +0000 Susan Stephens 43892 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford Education Leaders Talk About Common Core What Fixing Illinois Pensions Means To You http://northernpublicradio.org/post/what-fixing-illinois-pensions-means-you <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinoisans continue to struggle along in the state with the “worst in the nation“ public pension system.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Now, the cries for reform are louder than ever as the deficit continues to snowball.</span></p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 09:25:07 +0000 Susan Stephens 35357 at http://northernpublicradio.org What Fixing Illinois Pensions Means To You