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West Side algebra scores rise with group learning

West Side algebra scores rise with group learning

GARY | A good math teacher sends students to the board to do math. A good math teacher helps a student work through the problem. A really good…

October 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MIS fifth graders learn about hygiene, puberty

MIS fifth graders learn about hygiene, puberty

MERRILLVILLE | Indiana University Northwest nursing students helped out Merrillville Intermediate School nurse Julie Brack on Oct. 9 by presen…

October 18, 2014 12:17 am Photos

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Illinois Central may stop providing bus service to Gary students

Illinois Central may stop providing bus service to Gary students

GARY | As many as 100 Gary school bus drivers may lose their jobs and more than 4,000 students would be without transportation to school if Il…

October 15, 2014 8:00 pm

Kresge Grant to help Ivy Tech transfer students

GARY | Three Indiana University regional campuses are partnering to give a boost to Ivy Tech students as they transfer to complete four-year d…

October 15, 2014 5:45 pm

Gary school bills mounting; bus service could be affected

GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. released a joint statement Monday, along with Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, saying it is working wit…

September 29, 2014 9:26 am

IUN grad students propose new education strategies

IUN grad students propose new education strategies

GARY | Graduate students at Indiana University Northwest took information from a community conversation on education and developed a strategic…

September 18, 2014 4:37 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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Jefferson first-graders celebrate International Literacy Day

Jefferson first-graders celebrate International Literacy Day

GARY | Jefferson Elementary School first-graders want you to know reading is fun, and they celebrated in a big way with new books and a parade…

September 08, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Gary school leaders hear preliminary budget

Gary school leaders hear preliminary budget

GARY | As Gary school board members review a budget for 2015, they learned enrollment is down by about 500 students.

September 08, 2014 6:34 pm

Da'Ione Fields: Driven to succeed

Da'Ione Fields: Driven to succeed

GARY | Da'Ione Fields of Gary balances academics, work and volunteering as he hones his skills with an eye toward a career in forensic science.

September 07, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Documentary screening at IU Northwest sheds light on mass incarceration in U.S.

GARY | Indiana University Northwest’s One Book…One Campus…One Community reading initiative kicks into high gear Saturday, Oct. 4 with the scre…

August 30, 2014 1:51 am

Teachers excited for new school year

Teachers excited for new school year

GARY | Teachers in Lake Ridge Schools and Gary Community School Corp. were fired up Monday, a couple of days before school starts, as keynote …

August 18, 2014 2:12 pm Photos

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Key changes at Gary's Bowman as school year starts

Key changes at Gary's Bowman as school year starts

GARY | Just months before Thea Bowman Leadership Academy is to submit its application for charter school renewal, it has lost three key admini…

August 15, 2014 7:48 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…

August 14, 2014 6:42 pm Related

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IDOE assigns staff member to Gary schools

GARY |  As Gary schools prepare to welcome students Aug. 20, the Indiana Department of Education has assigned a staff member to help implement…

August 13, 2014 7:30 pm

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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Lake Ridge board again tables salary increase

CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge Community Schools board has again tabled the issue of whether Superintendent Sharon Johnson-Shirley gets a salar…

August 11, 2014 9:38 pm

Communty supports revising school plan

Communty supports revising school plan

GARY | Dunbar-Pulaski eighth-grader Jazmyn Riggs urged members of the Indiana Department of Education to revise the school's improvement plan …

August 11, 2014 9:12 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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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

Gary schools, EdisonLearning continue making progress

INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana Department of Education leader reported that EdisonLearning and the Gary Community School Corp. are working together…

August 06, 2014 6:27 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…

August 03, 2014 11:01 pm Related

Region schools name new administrators

Charles Williams has been promoted to principal at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy.

July 30, 2014 7:24 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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Water back on at Gary Roosevelt

GARY | The water service has been restored to Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy a month after it was turned off for nonpayment of bill…

July 24, 2014 5:30 pm

Professionals discuss public service careers

Professionals discuss public service careers

GARY | Indiana University Northwest students are getting an opportunity to hear from legislators, politicians and other professionals regardin…

July 17, 2014 5:50 pm

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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Lake Ridge School Board to talk more about salary increase

CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge School Board will further negotiate a salary increase for Superintendent Sharon Johnson-Shirley.

July 14, 2014 8:30 pm

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

Lake Ridge Board fills vacancy

CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge School Board has appointed Kenneth Buckley to fill a vacant seat on the board.

July 11, 2014 12:22 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

Roosevelt utility bills estimated at $1 million

GARY | The utility bills at Gary Roosevelt, where school has not been in session since late June, amount to about $1 million.

July 09, 2014 5:57 pm

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

Ivy Tech associate professor nets honor

Ivy Tech associate professor nets honor

INDIANAPOLIS | Deborah L. Stipp, a Gary educator with 17 years of teaching experience, has received the Glenn W. and Mary Catherine Sample Awa…

July 07, 2014 6:37 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 Ridge superintendent's salary dispute escalates into tiff

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | The community's displeasure with a salary increase for the Lake Ridge superintendent escalated into a disagreement Monday n…

July 01, 2014 1:25 pm

Gary school buildings need millions of dollars in repairs

Gary school buildings need millions of dollars in repairs

GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. needs a minimum of $6.5 million to repair and renovate some of the school buildings that will be open t…

July 01, 2014 12:00 am 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

Initiatives to help Gary youths

Initiatives to help Gary youths

A number of initiatives designed to help all Gary schoolchildren graduate high school and successfully go on to college and careers are coming…

June 28, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Three key leaders at Thea Bowman resign

GARY | Three key educational leaders at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy in Gary have resigned.

June 27, 2014 8:12 pm

Gary School Board votes to keep Dunbar-Pulaski open

GARY | The Gary School Board voted to keep Dunbar-Pulaski open as a citywide middle school housing seventh- and eighth-graders.

June 26, 2014 6:01 pm

Gary Roosevelt closing sends students to career center

GARY | The water remains off at Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy, and those students will return to class Monday at the Gary Area Car…

June 25, 2014 4:43 pm

Water at Gary Roosevelt turned off

GARY | The water has been turned off at Gary Roosevelt and students were sent home.

June 23, 2014 6:58 pm

IUN grad looks toward higher education

IUN grad looks toward higher education

A Portage woman has set her career goals on higher education, and is on the first rung of the ladder.

June 16, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Lake Ridge super defends pay-hike request

Lake Ridge super defends pay-hike request

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | The Lake Ridge School Board has completed evaluating Superintendent Sharon Johnson-Shirley and will hold a meeting June 30 …

June 12, 2014 6:00 pm

Valpo Grad accomplishes something not achieved since 1737

Valpo Grad accomplishes something not achieved since 1737

VALPARAISO | Nathaniel A. Turner, Author of the triumphant book "Raising Supaman" is hoping to inspire and encourage parents especially father…

June 11, 2014 8:53 pm


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