Rockford School District http://northernpublicradio.org en Building Trades Programs Not Thriving In Some Schools http://northernpublicradio.org/post/building-trades-programs-not-thriving-some-schools <p>Building trades programs can give high school students an opportunity to learn about the construction industry. But some northern Illinois school districts are eliminating the class. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:15:11 +0000 Mike Moen 44813 at http://northernpublicradio.org Building Trades Programs Not Thriving In Some Schools Leadership Academy Pairs NIU and Dist. 205 http://northernpublicradio.org/post/leadership-academy-pairs-niu-and-dist-205 <p>School district officials in Rockford are partnering with NIU's College of Education to better train administrators.&nbsp; The goal is to build leaderships skills among Rockford's 100 public school principals and assistant principals.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:14:20 +0000 Susan Stephens & Jenna Dooley 24796 at http://northernpublicradio.org Leadership Academy Pairs NIU and Dist. 205 School Bond Issue Passed, District's Work Has Just Begun http://northernpublicradio.org/post/school-bond-issue-passed-districts-work-has-just-begun <p>A measure to allow Rockford Public Schools to issue $139 million in bonds to finance a massive rebuilding plan passed by a wide margin on Tuesday.&nbsp; However, the District’s work has only just begun.</p><p>Dr Ehren Jarrett has been chosen as the Rockford School District’s next superintendent. The soon-to-be-former assistant superintendent says the District is thrilled that the issue passed. But, he says, a lot more planning is necessary, because the District wants to be careful with the authority it has been given.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 10:51:48 +0000 Guy Stephens 21020 at http://northernpublicradio.org School Bond Issue Passed, District's Work Has Just Begun Political Leaders Discuss Rockford Schools Referendum http://northernpublicradio.org/post/political-leaders-discuss-rockford-schools-referendum <p>The November ballot includes a key question for Rockford voters. They’re being asked decide the fate of a major construction plan for the city’s<a href="http://www2.rps205.com/Pages/Home.aspx"> school district</a>.&nbsp;The proposal is getting a lot of support from political leaders.&nbsp;But not everyone is on board.&nbsp; Fri, 02 Nov 2012 09:39:40 +0000 Mike Moen 20728 at http://northernpublicradio.org Political Leaders Discuss Rockford Schools Referendum Jarrett Named Superintendent of Rockford Schools http://northernpublicradio.org/post/jarrett-named-superintendent-rockford-schools <p>The Rockford Public School Board has named Ehren Jarrett<a href="http://www2.rps205.com/Newsroom/Pages/20121030_Board-Selects-New-Superintendent.aspx" target="_blank"> as its new Superintendent.</a>&nbsp; The board will begin contract negotiations with the possibility of Jarrett assuming his new role July 1, 2013. Interim Superintendent Robert Willis is expected to stay on until then. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:37:02 +0000 Jenna Dooley 20620 at http://northernpublicradio.org Jarrett Named Superintendent of Rockford Schools Rockford school board approves major facilities upgrade plan http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-school-board-approves-major-facilities-upgrade-plan <p>The Board has also approved placing a referendum on the November ballot. It would ask voters to allow the district to sell nearly $140-million in bonds to help fund the plan. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 11:27:15 +0000 Mike Moen 16770 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford school board approves major facilities upgrade plan Rockford Teachers Vote to Strike http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-teachers-vote-strike <p>Members of the Rockford Education Association&nbsp;voted Monday night&nbsp;to go on strike&nbsp;Thursday,&nbsp;March 29th&nbsp;unless&nbsp;there is a contract agreement before then. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 00:41:43 +0000 WNIJ & Jenna Dooley 9144 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford Teachers Vote to Strike