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Rockford school board member Anthony Dixon resigns

ROCKFORD -- Rockford Public School District 205 board member Anthony Dixon submitted his resignation effective Saturday, Oct. 31. Dixon shared his letter with board and administration Tuesday, Oct. 27. He has represented Subdistrict A…

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…