Northwest Neighbors: Dr. Dan Woestman

The future looks bright for the Belvidere School District, thanks in part to its new 35-year-old superintendent. Meet a young and inspiring personality who’s driving change in local education.

Meet Amy Ott: Boylan Catholic High School’s First President

Amy Ott is giving back to her alma mater by embracing a new leadership position at Boylan Catholic High School. Learn how she’s made an impact on students, staff and the community this past year.






Education: A Network of Quality Choices for Students

Schools around our region are making great strides in preparing the next generation. Learn how both public and private school systems are increasing options and creating stand-out results.






Northwest Quiz: Back to School

With the school year in full swing, students are busy studying for class and applying to colleges. See how much you know about education in our region.






Annual Guide to Schools

Education is the foundation of a prosperous region, and lucky for us, area schools are laying the groundwork for tomorrow’s workforce, today.






Dr. Ehren Jarrett: Setting a Positive Example for Change

Rockford’s new superintendent is no stranger to education. Learn how his experience with coaching and teaching have helped him to lead a series of exciting changes for our public schools.






Northwest Neighbors: Dr. Robert Head

He went from a career in banking to a career investing in young people’s futures. Meet the president of Rockford University, and learn how he shares his passion for education across our region.






Smart Living Weekly – August 13, 2014

  Explore ‘Nature Play’ at The Grove Right in Our Region: Severson Dells Nature Center has added another great feature to its bountiful nature education resources, with the grand opening…
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From Idea to Flight, Engineers Make It Happen

Long before an airplane lifts off, engineers and designers must create every working part. Step inside Rockford’s Ingenium Aerospace and discover what drives our region’s manufacturing prowess.






Kantorei Celebrates 50 Years of Musical Excellence

You might recognize this talented group of youngsters from their many local performances, but did you know that they’ve toured around three continents? Discover what awaits this landmark season.