"Special education" covers many areas in Rockford's public school system, and it's all aimed at helping a student to achieve his or her highest potential. Meet a few of these determined educators and see the difference they're making in young lives. ...

Our children can live a prosperous life in the Rockford area, and it’s their quality education that will propel them to success. Here, Northwest Quarterly profiles area schools to assist parents in making this all-important decision about their child’s education. ...

They provide an important role in training workers for good-paying, and increasingly high-tech, jobs across our region. Take a closer look at the ways two local unions prepare people for a career that doesn't require a college degree. ...

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. ...