Category: Schools

Dirksen School becomes park of debate on affordable housing

Dirksen School becomes park of debate on affordable housing

by BRIAN NADIG Dirksen School, 8601 W. Foster Ave., is not only one of the city’s most overcrowded schools, but in recent months the school indirectly has become part of the affordable housing debate...

Former Wildwood principal starts job at school in Rockford

Former Wildwood principal starts job at school in Rockford

by BRIAN NADIG Dr. Mary Beth Cunat, who abruptly retired last month as principal of Wildwood School, has been named principal of Spectrum Progressive School of Rockford. Spectrum officials had their first conversation with...

Taft praised for its transformation in recent years; $3.5 million sports facility planned

Taft praised for its transformation in recent years; $3.5 million sports facility planned

by BRIAN NADIG The days when local families avoided sending their children to Taft High School because of its poor reputation are long gone, according to resident Joe Jarad. "It starts at the top,...