East Chicago Education News

AT&T contributes $300K grant to local program

AT&T contributes $300K grant to local program

EAST CHICAGO | AT&T Indiana has donated $300,000 to the Communities in Schools of Lake County program to help prepare students for success.

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Retired educator starts website for teachers

A local retired educator has set up a website intended to help educators on a daily basis.

September 15, 2014 7:45 pm

E.C. school leaders investigate another fight

EAST CHICAGO | An East Chicago Central high school teacher was indirectly injured by broken glass Thursday when students were fighting.

September 12, 2014 3:30 pm

School leaders take stock of students

School leaders take stock of students

School superintendents across Northwest Indiana and the state took a tally of each student enrolled in school Friday for the first ADM or Aver…

September 12, 2014 1:06 pm Photos

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East Chicago teen arrested after fight

EAST CHICAGO | A 15-year-old girl was arrested following a couple of different fights at East Chicago Central High School Thursday, and a scho…

September 08, 2014 6:12 pm

State board cites problems in audit of School City of East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | The Indiana State Board of Accounts cites numerous issues in its latest audit of the School City of East Chicago, including say…

August 25, 2014 6:30 pm

Ivy Tech branches out to former Field Elementary site

Ivy Tech branches out to former Field Elementary site

EAST CHICAGO | Ivy Tech Community College and the city of East Chicago announced Wednesday a partnership to open a second Ivy Tech location in…

August 20, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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State panel approves Ivy Tech lease/purchase of ALC

The State Budget Committee on Thursday approved Ivy Tech Community College's request to enter into a lease with an option to purchase the Purd…

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Pilot program to focus on preschool education

Pilot program to focus on preschool education

Katrina McFerrin is pleased to see Lake County is one of five counties in the state selected to operate a preschool education program.

August 12, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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School year starts with controversial new standards

School year starts with controversial new standards

New Indiana State Standards — material all students in grades K-through-12 need to know — will be rolled out this year when school begins. 

August 11, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Purdue University Calumet hosts 2014 Stand Down

GARY | Purdue University Calumet will host its third annual Stand Down from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8 at the Indiana National Guar…

August 11, 2014 12:43 pm

School start dates

School start dates

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August 11, 2014 12:36 pm

State ed department partners with Gary schools

State ed department partners with Gary schools

GARY | When school begins this fall, the Indiana Department of Education will play a more significant role in operations at the Gary Community…

August 10, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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New East Chicago schools chief working to resolve issues

New East Chicago schools chief working to resolve issues

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago's new Superintendent Youssef "Dr. Joe" Yomtoob is said to be a financial wizard who will eliminate the school dist…

August 10, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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Squabble continues, local education leaders move forward

Squabble continues, local education leaders move forward

As state officials continue to squabble over policy and procedure, local educators are getting ready for a school year with new state standard…

August 09, 2014 9:00 pm

State releases ISTEP-Plus scores

State releases ISTEP-Plus scores

The Indiana Department of Education released statewide 2014 ISTEP-Plus scores that show continued improvement in schools across Northwest Indi…

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New East Chicago superintendent wows crowd

New East Chicago superintendent wows crowd

EAST CHICAGO | New East Chicago Superintendent Youssef "Dr. Joe" Yomtoob got the heart pumping and the crowd clapping when he laid out his qua…

July 30, 2014 6:43 pm Photos

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Working Outside the Walls to host rally Aug. 3 to promote Back to School

Working Outside the Walls to host rally Aug. 3 to promote Back to School

EAST CHICAGO | For the 7th year, Working Outside the Walls (W.O.W.) Foundation will host its fest and back to school rally 2-9 p.m. Sunday, Au…

July 28, 2014 3:43 pm

Children celebrate Hispanic culture at inaugural event

Children celebrate Hispanic culture at inaugural event

EAST CHICAGO | When community leaders Margaret Gomez and Rosa Rodriguez put their heads together in an effort to spark enthusiasm for their cu…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cultural pageant about self esteem, talent secondary

Cultural pageant about self esteem, talent secondary

EAST CHICAGO | When community leaders Margaret Gomez and Rosa Rodriguez put their heads together in an effort to spark a younger enthusiasm fo…

July 15, 2014 2:45 pm Photos

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Purdue University Calumet announces 1,486 students earn Dean’s List honors

HAMMOND | Some 1,436 Purdue University Calumet undergraduate students qualified for the university’s 2014 spring semester Dean’s List for outs…

July 12, 2014 5:35 pm

Weems scholarships honor legacy and reward educational excellence

Weems scholarships honor legacy and reward educational excellence

EAST CHICAGO | When 22-year-old Rosalyn L. Weems passed away in 1995, her parents Captoria and George vowed to keep her legacy alive.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Ivy Tech pursues purchase of Purdue Academic Learning Center

Ivy Tech Community College is pursuing acquisition of the Purdue Academic Learning Center in Merrillville.

July 09, 2014 5:30 pm

School City of East Chicago names Dr. Youssef Yomtoob new superintendent

School City of East Chicago names Dr. Youssef Yomtoob new superintendent

EAST CHICAGO | The Trustees of the School City of East Chicago have named Dr. Youssef Yomtoob as the district’s new superintendent. His appoin…

July 08, 2014 6:58 pm

School officials reviewing new federal breakfast, lunch program

School officials reviewing new federal breakfast, lunch program

Some region school food service directors are looking at new federal guidelines allowing more students to eat free school breakfasts and lunches.

July 06, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Lake County submits early childhood proposal

After a month of hard work, the One Region organization has submitted its preschool pilot proposal on behalf of Lake County to the Family and …

June 30, 2014 4:19 pm

Rosalyn Weems Memorial Scholarship honors legacy and educational excellence

Rosalyn Weems Memorial Scholarship honors legacy and educational excellence

EAST CHICAGO | When 22 year-old Rosalyn L. Weems passed in 1995, her parents Captoria and George vowed to keep her legacy alive.

June 30, 2014 10:47 am

E.C. schools owe city nearly $1 million for bus parking

E.C. schools owe city nearly $1 million for bus parking

EAST CHICAGO | The city of East Chicago has sent a letter to the Board of Trustees for the School City of East Chicago canceling the school di…

June 23, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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E.C. board appoints new superintendent

EAST CHICAGO | The School City of East Chicago board has appointed a new superintendent.

June 20, 2014 10:30 pm

Calumet College grad: It's never too late

Calumet College grad: It's never too late

A native of Chicago's South Side and a former military wife, Phyllis Chavez has lived all over the United States and much of the world.

June 19, 2014 7:00 pm

Merrillville resident said studying is a family affair

Merrillville resident said studying is a family affair

MERRILLVILLE | Roshanta Buggs contends her family is hugely competitive and maintains an ongoing friendly rivalry at home.

June 17, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Family keeps their daughter's legacy alive with scholarships

Family keeps their daughter's legacy alive with scholarships

VALPARAISO | The family of Roxanne Yagelski is pleased to announce that on May 14, the first bi-annual Roxanne Yagelski “Mom Returning to Coll…

May 22, 2014 1:24 am

District to close Washington elementary, working on redistricting

EAST CHICAGO | Now that the East Chicago School Board voted to close Washington Elementary School, it is turning its attention to school bound…

May 12, 2014 4:00 pm

Free Blood Pressure Screening slated for May 21

EAST CHICAGO | Before you launch your get-fit-for-summer campaign, you may want to take advantage of a free blood pressure screening program a…

May 12, 2014 3:06 pm

Calumet College of St. Joseph announces Commencement May 17

Calumet College of St. Joseph announces Commencement May 17

HAMMOND | Calumet College of St. Joseph will hold commencement services on Saturday, May 17, at noon at the Dennis and Leslie Rittenmeyer Cent…

May 12, 2014 2:49 pm

USF Crown Point pins largest class ever

USF Crown Point pins largest class ever

CROWN POINT | The University of Saint Francis Crown Point held a pinning ceremony for its largest-ever class of graduating nurses on May 6 at …

May 12, 2014 2:26 pm

BNI faculty member chosen state’s top Chinese language teacher

BNI faculty member chosen state’s top Chinese language teacher

HAMMOND | Bishop Noll Institute’s Guijuan “Julie” Niu has been selected by the Indiana Chinese Teachers Association as the state’s top high sc…

May 12, 2014 1:51 pm

E.C. group backs Ritz approach to improving schools

E.C. group backs Ritz approach to improving schools

EAST CHICAGO | Indiana education leader Glenda Ritz received plenty of support and enthusiasm Wednesday when she spent the day in the School C…

May 07, 2014 9:42 pm Photos

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Region native shares her journey with the arts, reaches out to aspiring students

Region native shares her journey with the arts, reaches out to aspiring students

WATERBURY, CT | As multi-instrumentalist, Rock N' Roll aficionado, and Region native Crystal Taliefero gazed into the crowd of 3,000 youth at …

May 07, 2014 5:38 pm Video Photos

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E.C. school officials considering closing elementary school, administration building

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago School Board is reviewing a proposal that calls for closing Washington Elementary School, the administration b…

April 23, 2014 10:05 pm

Free showings of "Rise Above the Mark" slated for April 30 at Chesterton and Hobart High Schools

HOBART | FREE SHOWING!!!

April 10, 2014 3:51 pm

Griffith High School presents Willy Wonka this weekend

Griffith High School presents Willy Wonka this weekend

GRIFFITH | The tale of Willy Wonka's magical candy factory comes to life in Griffith, Indiana this weekend. A full cast performs the character…

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Veterans, friends and family celebrate life

Veterans, friends and family celebrate life

HAMMOND | Celebration of Life, a dinner by Webbhouse Inc., was held at The Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2…

April 02, 2014 11:46 am

Indiana Teacher Receives National Award

Indiana Teacher Receives National Award

KANSAS CITY | The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) is pleased to announce Tom Clark, a history teacher at Lake Central High School i…

March 25, 2014 4:42 pm

3 local after-school programs earn grants

Three region after-school programs are among 53 in the state to win 21st Century Community Learning Center grants.

March 24, 2014 7:30 pm

St. Mary Catholic School hosting CYO Spelling Bee April 29

CROWN POINT | St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point is hosting the CYO Spelling Bee on Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 PM.  This is thei…

March 21, 2014 12:59 pm

State releases audit report on Lighthouse schools

GARY | No glaring errors were reported in a state audit of three Lake County schools operated by Lighthouse Academies of Indiana Inc.

March 15, 2014 5:45 pm

Students and parents learn the benefits of healthy meals

Students and parents learn the benefits of healthy meals

HAMMOND | Centier Bank's Hammond Community Advisory Panel, along with Purdue University Calumet's Hospitality and Tourism Center, hosted a pai…

March 07, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart High School hosts College Fair March 11

HOBART | Hobart High School will be host a College Fair on Tuesday, March 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the gymnasium, 2211 E. 10th Street.

March 06, 2014 5:07 pm

Former NASA team leader and Brickie returns to inspire students

Former NASA team leader and Brickie returns to inspire students

HOBART | Former NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) team member Michelle Ham has a great passion for education. She is even mo…

March 06, 2014 12:39 pm Photos

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