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Rockford teachers strike: no school Thursday in the Rockford School District

Nine hours of contract negotiations between the Rockford School district and its teachers have ended: teachers will hit the picket lines Thursday morning.

Interim superintendent Robert Willis says the two sides made substantial progress during today's negotiations, but there are still many details to be worked out. He hopes they can return to the bargaining table soon: in the meantime, school is canceled and parents have to have plans in place for their children's care. There's more information about daycare alternatives at the Rockford Public Schools website, http://www2.rps205.com/Parents/Pages/StrikeInfo.aspx


Susan is an award-winning reporter/writer at her favorite radio station. She's also WNIJ's Perspectives editor, Under Rocks contributor, and local host of All Things Considered.