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Public Input Wanted On Long-Term Plans
5:17 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Rockford School District Considers Closing At Least Seven Elementaries

White Swan Elementary School, one of at least seven schools that could close under plans by the Rockford School District.
Credit Rockford Public Schools / RPS205.com

The Rockford School District is looking at closing seven to nine elementary schools. The district currently has 35. 

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Education
2:02 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

East St. Louis school board sues Illinois State Board

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' decision to have them removed.

The members argued in court documents that the unanimous Illinois State Board of Education vote Thursday was unconstitutional and infringed on the "fundamental right to vote."

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Education
6:57 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Illinois schools face deep cuts

Illinois schools would see $200 million in cuts in the budget approved by state lawmakers last week. An Associated Press analysis says if the governor signs the budget, Illinois would fall further behind in providing basic education funding for each student.

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Education
5:00 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Rockford-area dental screenings improve smiles

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A successful dental screening program in several northern Illinois school districts will continue this summer,  and will even expand this fall.  

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.

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