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Rockford’s finest rock out for lip sync challenge

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Source: Rockford’s finest rock out for lip sync challenge ROCKFORD — Rockford Police Department officers released their “lip sync challenge” video Friday, set to songs by AC/DC and Rockford’s own Cheap Trick. The three-minute video is among many law enforcement “lip sync challenge” videos being released by police agencies across the country as part of a popular

Do You Know These People?

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In Judy Gustafson’s first teaching job, some of her students were the exact same age as she was. She was a young 21 year old graduate who was teaching developmental English. Jay Larson began his career in the financial sector. Nik Butenhoff was recognized as the Conference Coach of the Year for volleyball. And Chris

Exactly What We Hoped For

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This week our Pathways team recapped sophomore site visits that occurred during the last couple of weeks in March. All RPS205 sophomores must visit a business in order to meet this college and career readiness benchmark requirement. Alignment Rockford worked with local businesses to arrange site visits for students. We worked with local businesses and

Community Leaders Assist in Shark Tank Project

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A team from this year’s Chamber of Commerce Leadership Rockford graduating class has been working with the BAMIT (Business, Arts, Modern World Languages, and Information Technology) College and Career Readiness Council to support Academy efforts within the Rockford public high schools. One major effort consisted of a first-ever Shark Tank event in Mrs. Nicole Frazer’s Economic classes

Impact of Community and Education Collaboration

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As community engagement coordinator for Alignment Rockford I had the privilege of attending site visits last week with RPS205 teachers and sophomores. Until I actually attended my first visit to Larson & Darby Group with 25 East High School students interested in architecture, I wondered if I was more excited than the students would be. It soon

The Power of the Volunteer

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Today we hosted a meeting for the businesses who are participating in Sophomore Site Visits. Over 55 local businesses are hosting 10th graders for an interactive tour and discussion at their place of business this spring. Alignment Rockford aligns community resources to the needs of the Rockford Public Schools. A new College and Career Readiness

Relationships vs. Authority

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This morning in our College Readiness A-Team meeting, we discussed how to scale up a program that is taking place at Lincoln Middle School. Started by employees of UTAS, this mentor/tutor program focuses on working with 6th through 8th grade students to increase their math skills. Currently students are taken out of math class for

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The Alignment Rockford Academy Expo is next week! The Academy Expo familiarizes students with vast career opportunities and we're excited to discuss with them how they can one day work in regional urban planning. In anticipation of meeting all of the local 9th graders, here's a little throw back of R1's Jason Holcomb explaining a little about us and his work at the agency. ....#R1Planning #Rockford #gorockford #communityhealth #RockfordIllinois #alignmentRockford #R1 ... See MoreSee Less
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SO EXCITING!! We are busy preparing for next week’s 10th Annual Academy Expo! Here are some fun facts about its impact:> 90% of attending students feel the event provided some direction toward a career path after high school >50% of students said the Academy Expo confirmed their Academy/career path selection >50% of student participants reported an increased level of career awareness ... See MoreSee Less
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ONE WEEK AWAY! We are one week away from the 10th Annual Academy Expo! It’s our hope to steer many freshmen towards their career paths by introducing them to several industry experts from local companies. ... See MoreSee Less
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