There's general agreement that improving youngsters' reading skills can impact our region's transformation. But what does it take to get started? The collective input of multiple players, for starters. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...