achievement http://northernpublicradio.org en 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