schools http://northernpublicradio.org en 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 East St. Louis school board sues Illinois State Board http://northernpublicradio.org/post/east-st-louis-school-board-sues-illinois-state-board <p>Five members of the embattled East St. Louis School Board filed motions this morning in St. Clair County Circuit Court asking a judge to reverse the state of Illinois&#39;&nbsp;decision to have them removed.</p><p>The members argued in court documents that the unanimous Illinois State Board of Education vote Thursday was unconstitutional and infringed on the &quot;fundamental right to vote.&quot;</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 19:02:15 +0000 WNIJ 13808 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois schools face deep cuts http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-schools-face-deep-cuts <p>Illinois schools would see $200 million in cuts in the budget approved by state lawmakers last week. <a href="http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x1098658059/Schools-take-heavy-hit-in-new-Illinois-budget?zc_p=1">An Associated Press analysis </a>says if the governor signs the budget, Illinois would fall further behind in providing basic education funding for each student. Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:57:00 +0000 Mike Moen & Associated Press 13038 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford-area dental screenings improve smiles http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-area-dental-screenings-improve-smiles <p>A successful dental screening program in several northern Illinois school districts will continue this summer, &nbsp;and will even expand this fall.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The screening program identifies students who may not regularly see a dentist for reasons including lack of insurance or transportation. During the past school year, more than 900 students in the Belvidere, Harlem, and Rockford School Districts received dental treatment.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Jenna Dooley 13017 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford-area dental screenings improve smiles