Freeport Art Museum and Rockford Art Museum remain open and inviting for the community with art that covers many experiences. ...

"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. ...

What if our employers could find the talent they need, and our schools could prepare workers faster than ever before? That could be truly transformative – and a competitive advantage for our region. It's already happening. ...

After 24 years on the police force, one local officer has retired his badge – only to begin a new career path in which he's preparing the next generation of public safety and criminal justice experts. ...

>The Rockford Woman’s Club has started working with refugee mothers of children in the Rockford Public Schools. Find out how the club is helping these refugees and learn how you can get involved. ...

Rotary Academy, the Rockford Rotary Club’s signature program, has impacted the lives of area middle school students for nearly two decades. Find out what why students find this program so beneficial. ...

Employers in the construction industry are waiting for talented young people who are ready to work, but in order to begin, one must acquire the right experiences. Here, we map out how to get started. ...

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 Rockford area boasts several high-quality schools that successfully combine college-preparatory academics and the liberal arts, with a focus on individual abilities and strengths. To help with your decisions, we’ve found a few of the best. ...

What's a community to do when its level of college attainment is low, but the local economy demands an education? Meet a group that's seeking to transform the region through this promising scholarship. ...