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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…

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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

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

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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

Project Rebuild celebrated third graduation

Project Rebuild celebrated third graduation

GARY | A Gary Roosevelt junior who was referred to Project Rebuild following issues with truancy thanked the program's sponsors for helping hi…

June 11, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Lighthouse Charter students hoop it for for heart health

Lighthouse Charter students hoop it for for heart health

June 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lake Ridge teachers, parents protest $20,000-plus raise for superintendent

Lake Ridge teachers, parents protest $20,000-plus raise for superintendent

CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge School Board held a public hearing on whether to extend the superintendent's contract to June 30, 2019, with a s…

June 09, 2014 5:33 pm Photos

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IUN mentors bolster young entrepreneurs in Gary

GARY | Devioen Bryant, 14, created a glow-in-the-dark cellphone.

June 08, 2014 5:55 pm

Going for the jobs

Going for the jobs

GARY | On the heels of closing six schools and the pending loss of teachers and staff, the Gary Community School Corp. is launching a new prog…

June 04, 2014 8:27 am Photos

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Gary School Board votes to close six school buildings

Gary School Board votes to close six school buildings

GARY | The Gary School Board voted 4-2 on Tuesday to close six school buildings.

June 03, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Gary Roosevelt students graduate

Gary Roosevelt students graduate

GARY | It's been a rocky year for students at the Roosevelt College and Career Academy -- missing school due to snow and lack of heat, then de…

May 30, 2014 9:30 pm

Parents, students express unhappiness with plans to close Gary schools

GARY | Dorthie Riley, of Gary, sat in the back of the West Side STEM Academy auditorium with her children as she listened to school leaders ta…

May 29, 2014 9:25 pm

Gary board meets Thursday on school closings

GARY | The Gary School Board decided against voting on school closings at its meeting Tuesday night, instead the board voted to hold a special…

May 27, 2014 8:10 pm

Gary mayor hosts community conversation on education

Gary mayor hosts community conversation on education

GARY | The community came together Thursday night to begin a conversation about improving education for all students in Gary.

May 22, 2014 9:15 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

Most Indiana teachers are deemed effective

Most Hoosier school teachers are effective at their jobs based on a report released by the Indiana Department of Education.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am

IREAD-3 scores continue to improve

IREAD-3 scores continue to improve

The Indiana Department of Education released the spring 2014 IREAD-3 test scores, saying that statewide 85.5 percent of third-graders passed t…

May 16, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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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

Seven students honored for dual-credit success

Seven students honored for dual-credit success

HOBART | Ivy Tech Community College Northwest honored seven local high school seniors with a dinner Wednesday at Avalon Manor in celebration o…

May 07, 2014 10:02 pm Photos

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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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IUN students take classes with women incarcerated at corrections center

IUN students take classes with women incarcerated at corrections center

CROWN POINT | A handful of Indiana University Northwest students are taking a class with women on work release or house arrest for felony conv…

April 22, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Bowman Academy has School Board openings

GARY | Thea Bowman Leadership Academy Charter School in Gary will have two School Board vacancies beginning in July.

April 21, 2014 8:42 pm

Magic Johnson to raise scholarship funds for Gary public school students

GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. is teaming up with Earvin “Magic” Johnson, the legendary NBA Hall of Famer, philanthropist and business…

April 21, 2014 6:08 pm

State: 60 days is up for Roosevelt fixes

GARY | Today marks the deadline for Gary Community School Corp. to complete mold remediation and improve indoor air quality at Gary Roosevelt …

April 14, 2014 9:00 pm

Three Gary schools shine

Three Gary schools shine

GARY | Although 13 of 16 Gary schools have been graded D or F by the Indiana Department of Education, three elementary schools are shining stars.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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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Ritz pledges to work with Gary schools

Ritz pledges to work with Gary schools

GARY | Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz made a stop in Northwest Indiana on Wednesday to repeat the department is not …

April 02, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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