Rockford Public Schools http://northernpublicradio.org en Rockford Public Schools 10 Year Plan: Close 8, Build 2, Consolidate http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-public-schools-10-year-plan-close-8-build-2-consolidate <p>A plan to close eight Rockford elementary schools and build two new ones is on its way to a vote by the school board. Last night, the school district held the last of 39 public meetings about the proposal.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:54:10 +0000 Susan Stephens 51086 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford Public Schools 10 Year Plan: Close 8, Build 2, Consolidate Rockford Hearings On School Closings Are Underway http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-hearings-school-closings-are-underway <p>Rockford needs fewer, larger elementary schools. More modern classrooms. One early education center for each quadrant of the city. It’s all part of a $250 million plan to improve &nbsp;every elementary school, except for the 7 to 9 targeted for closing.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 11:08:00 +0000 Susan Stephens 47080 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford Hearings On School Closings Are Underway Rockford School District Considers Closing At Least Seven Elementaries http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-school-district-considers-closing-least-seven-elementaries <p>The Rockford School District is looking at closing seven to nine elementary schools. The district currently has 35.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 22:17:01 +0000 Susan Stephens 46949 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford School District Considers Closing At Least Seven Elementaries Tuesday: Too Hot For School http://northernpublicradio.org/post/tuesday-too-hot-school <p>Another day of sweltering temperatures means another short school day for many students in northern Illinois. <a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lot/?n=heat_briefing">The National Weather Service </a>predicts record-high temperatures for this time of year will be reached Tuesday, with thermometers topping out in the low- to mid-90s.</p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:12:53 +0000 Susan Stephens 35874 at http://northernpublicradio.org Tuesday: Too Hot For School 9 Rockford schools will get more resources http://northernpublicradio.org/post/9-rockford-schools-will-get-more-resources <p>Nine Rockford schools will be getting additional resources to help administrators deal with discipline and truancy problems and a lack of parent involvement.</p><p>Officials with the Rockford School District say the schools are in what they&#39;re calling a neighborhood empowerment zone, which has high crime rates and a higher volume of 911 calls. Officials say more than 90 percent of students at the schools also are economically disadvantaged and qualify for free or reduced lunch rates.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 17:31:23 +0000 Victor Yehling 13532 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford teachers strike: no school Thursday in the Rockford School District http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-teachers-strike-no-school-thursday-rockford-school-district <p>Nine hours of contract negotiations between the Rockford School district and its teachers have ended: teachers will hit the picket lines Thursday morning.</p><p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 04:02:20 +0000 Susan Stephens 9282 at http://northernpublicradio.org