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The Power of the Volunteer

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 benchmark for RPS is all 10th graders must...
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Relationships vs. Authority

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 intensive one-on-one tutoring. But this tutoring is more...
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Nashville Visit to Rockford

Melissa Jaggers, Associate Executive Director of Alignment Nashville, visited Rockford today and attended our Academy Expo team meeting. Her blog, below, perfectly captures the essence of the Alignment model. Rockford Pathways A-Team meeting – Rock Valley College This morning, I was privileged to be able to attend the Alignment Rockford Academy Expo Alignment Team (A-Team) meeting...
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Visits to the Hospital, Jail

On July 31 I spent the day in the hospital, and on August 7 I spent the day in jail - all to support Rockford Public School teachers! Alignment Rockford support RPS205 by designing solutions around the District's greatest strategic needs. One question posed by the District was how do we continue to support and provide resources to our high school academies and the teachers who work...
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A Note from the Executive Director: Where We are Today

“You’re the new Executive Director of Alignment Rockford? What happened to Mike Schablaske?!” “No, no,” I respond. “You’re thinking of Transform Rockford. I’m with Alignment Rockford. We focus on solution design and connecting the community to Rockford Public Schools in support of their strategic plan.” This conversation took place too often as I transitioned from volunteer to full-time...
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