- Conservatives join New Hampshire rally in support of campaign finance reform
- 11 public housing residents complete job readiness training
- Youth health care enrollment event at NIU Rockford Jan. 29
- More than 50 employers at Jan. 29 job fair
- School district’s credit rating remains solid
- State Police seize LSD, cannabis, U.S. currency in I-80 arrest
- Park District names employee, team of the year
- A closer look at fracking for natural gas
- Susan Johnson, copy editor, moves on after 21 years
- Guest Column: Clean Water Act: Supporters of clean water must make their voices heard
To the Editor: Save honors classes in Rockford schools
“Excellence Everywhere” is said to be the commitment. What about our schools?
As parents, students, teachers, business owners and taxpayers, we are dismayed at the decision to eliminate honors courses from Rockford schools without notice to, or input from, the Board of Education, educators, parents and community members.
We understand it is the right of every student to have access to a rigorous curriculum that is designed to challenge their minds, enhance their knowledge and skills, and prepare them for success in college and work.
We respectfully request the Board of Education to reject this decision and insist on a 2011-2012 high school course selection that includes, at a minimum, the honors courses offered in the 2010-2011 school year.
Please sign this petition online to not let this slip through our fingers! Our kids need the chance to achieve, to excel…not to be lumped in with everyone else. We need to provide outlets for our children who wish to do more!
From the Dec. 15-21, 2010 issue