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Rock Valley College hires first Black president

ROCKFORD - The Rock Valley College Board of Trustees, on Thursday, appointed Dr. Howard J. Spearman as the school's next president. The announcement comes after a 7-0 vote that followed a weekslong national search. Spearman is Rock…

Harlem School District releases 2020-21 reopening plan

MACHESNEY PARK - Harlem School District 122 released its back-to-school plan for the upcoming academic year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The plan offers in-person and remote learning and was drafted with guidance from the…

Illinois teachers union at odds with school reopening plans

WESTMONT, Ill. - Illinois’ school-age kids are weeks from returning for the fall semester and the state’s teacher unions are not on the same page about whether school districts should open for in-person instruction or online-only education.…

Back to School: RPS 205 announces plan for 2020-21

ROCKFORD - Rockford families will have a choice between in-person or remote learning for 2020-21 academic year, district officials announced Thursday. Students who chose in-person instruction, classes will be conducted within health and…