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Ex-GalleyCat ed Jason Boog on raising bookworms

Ex-GalleyCat ed Jason Boog on raising bookworms

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Boog was immersed in publishing for five years as editor of the MediaBistro blog GalleyCat. When he became a dad, he was…

June 28, 2014 5:34 pm Photos

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Keep the learning (and fun) going this summer with summer reading programs

Keep the learning (and fun) going this summer with summer reading programs

Many libraries in the Northwest Indiana region host summer reading programs and they aren’t just great ways to keep kids coming to the library.

June 05, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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Challenger Learning Center lets kids learn about space through science

Challenger Learning Center lets kids learn about space through science

Children ages 6 and up have the opportunity to learn about space and science through day camps at the Challenger Learning Center in Hammond.

June 05, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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Fill those rainy days with words (and fun!)

Fill those rainy days with words (and fun!)

This year’s long winter means many parents throughout Northwest Indiana area have exhausted their supply of indoor activities.

June 05, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Children of all abilities blossom at TradeWinds

Children of all abilities blossom at TradeWinds

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May 01, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Dunes Learning Center offers wide range of summer camps

Dunes Learning Center offers wide range of summer camps

Kids who love the outdoors have a wide range of camping options, including overnight camps and nighttime hikes at the Indiana Dunes National L…

May 01, 2014 7:15 am Photos

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Springtime events offer fun for the whole family

Springtime events offer fun for the whole family

Now that spring is in full swing, it's time to get out of the house, explore the outdoors, learn something new, or just spend some quality tim…

May 01, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Earth Day events: Show your green side and get involved

Earth Day events: Show your green side and get involved

Find out where you can help out during Earth Week.

April 20, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Growing plants and young minds: Gardening has educational benefits for children

Growing plants and young minds: Gardening has educational benefits for children

Including children in planting a garden can be a great cooperative project for both parents and kids.

April 03, 2014 7:30 am

Some question Sheryl Sandberg's Ban Bossy campaign

Some question Sheryl Sandberg's Ban Bossy campaign

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg and the Girl Scouts recently declared a campaign to "Ban Bossy," complete with Beyonce, Jane Lynch and Cond…

March 23, 2014 8:00 am

Learning at Home: Keeping kids sharp on snow days

Learning at Home: Keeping kids sharp on snow days

On many a chilly morning this winter, parents all over the Region awoke to phone calls from groggy school officials announcing either the clos…

March 23, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Ivy Tech Northwest Paralegal Program offers new course

Ivy Tech Northwest Paralegal Program offers new course

For many prospective students the decision of a major area of study can be quite daunting. After all it is difficult to know if a particular p…

March 21, 2014 5:04 pm

Setting up students for success: IU Northwest makes getting a world-class IU education convenient

Setting up students for success: IU Northwest makes getting a world-class IU education convenient

Indiana University Northwest understands the challenges students face in completing a bachelor or master degree. Consider the convenience IU N…

March 21, 2014 4:47 pm

Indiana Tech degrees boost career pptions

Indiana Tech degrees boost career pptions

In tough economic times, a college degree can open doors to new job possibilities. Indiana Tech offers a career-focused practical education to…

March 21, 2014 3:27 pm

Students set out for a brighter future with Indiana State University

Students set out for a brighter future with Indiana State University

Indiana State University gives you more of what you’re looking for in a university from the moment you set foot on campus.

March 21, 2014 2:40 pm

Big ideas help students succeed at Governors State University

Big ideas help students succeed at Governors State University

Academic excellence and innovation are natural partners. At Governors State University you’ll find an abundance of both. The university is exp…

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IBEW: Preparing today's electrical workforce for tomorrow's challenges

IBEW: Preparing today's electrical workforce for tomorrow's challenges

Searching for a career path that offers many options and provides a true sense of accomplishment? If you’re technical-minded, like to work wit…

March 21, 2014 1:32 pm Photos

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Financial aid resources help students get ahead on college loans

Financial aid resources help students get ahead on college loans

Financial aid forms and deadlines can stress out students, but with the right resources, they can navigate the system with ease.

March 21, 2014 1:19 pm

The classroom in the digital age: Social media and education

The classroom in the digital age: Social media and education

Social media grew on college campuses and continues to thrive there. Students use it for everything from staying connected with friends to dis…

March 21, 2014 12:58 pm

Great gifts for current and future college students

Great gifts for current and future college students

Whether the students in your life are in high school and dreaming about their future majors, or in the middle of their college careers, you ca…

March 21, 2014 10:47 am

Top tech tips for a successful school year

Top tech tips for a successful school year

During the school year, it can be tough for students to keep their work organized. With dozens of assignments, tests and projects, it’s easy f…

March 21, 2014 10:43 am

How to pick the right college

How to pick the right college

Selecting the right college means not only choosing where you'll live for the next four years, but finding the best fit for your personality, …

March 21, 2014 10:34 am

Flexible education with a personal touch at Calumet College of St. Joseph

Flexible education with a personal touch at Calumet College of St. Joseph

Calumet College of St. Joseph is a small, family-oriented, four-year college offering master’s, bachelor’s, and associate’s degrees. We serve …

March 21, 2014 8:45 am Photos

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Learning to love History: Local educators discuss ways to excite students about the subject

Learning to love History: Local educators discuss ways to excite students about the subject

Boring! Boring! Boring! That’s how Ron Cohen describes the way most students view history. And so Cohen, earning a PhD and becoming both an au…

February 06, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Local children consider rising to the White House and impacting the world

Local children consider rising to the White House and impacting the world

Local children may think being president of the United States is too much work or involves "too much arguing", but they do have plans for what…

February 06, 2014 8:30 am

Get to know our local political history: Many famous politicians called the midwest home

Get to know our local political history: Many famous politicians called the midwest home

With politicians from Indiana and Illinois having their quirks and odd trivia and Presidents Day nearly here (Feb. 17) here are fun facts and …

February 06, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Homework Help: Before feeding it to your dog, read some of these tips to help your kids

Homework Help: Before feeding it to your dog, read some of these tips to help your kids

When it’s time for homework in Rebecca Sasak’s house, she first composes a study area where her two children, ages 11 and 8, will work into a …

January 02, 2014 7:30 am

Local kids get involved in the harvest season with 4-H

Local kids get involved in the harvest season with 4-H

4-H, now in its 111th year, teaches its young members a wide variety of skills, including arts, crafts, aerospace, music, life skills and more…

October 03, 2013 9:45 am Photos

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Schools criticized for bans on dreadlocks, Afros

Schools criticized for bans on dreadlocks, Afros

"Why are you so sad?" a TV reporter asked the little girl with a bright pink bow in her hair.

September 29, 2013 12:15 pm

Children's garden in Dallas aims to teach science

Children's garden in Dallas aims to teach science

A new children's garden in Dallas aims to teach kids about science while they have fun in the lush landscape.

September 29, 2013 9:45 am

Lake Central teacher shows students how to 'interact' with the world and make a difference

Lake Central teacher shows students how to 'interact' with the world and make a difference

Once a week, members of the Interact Club ignore the final bell and head instead for Clark's classroom to plan food drives, charity events for…

September 29, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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Success Schools prepares students for future careers

Success Schools prepares students for future careers

Merrillville-based Success Schools, LLC, has been operating a successful barber program since 2002, and recently has expanded its program to i…

September 22, 2013 8:45 am Photos

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Ivy Tech hosts Disney's Approach to Leadership Excellence

Ivy Tech hosts Disney's Approach to Leadership Excellence

The Valparaiso campus of Ivy Tech will be hosting a Disney Institute leadership program on Sept. 26.

September 22, 2013 8:45 am Photos

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Online courses in higher education

Today’s online college courses can help students overcome the challenges of time, location and obligation in order to pursue their dreams of h…

September 20, 2013 8:45 am

Trinity College

Advance your career with a Bachelor of Science in Business from Trinity Christian College. A Bachelor’s in Business provides a solid business …

September 20, 2013 8:45 am

Vocational Schools

With 100 percent job placement rates, local vocational schools are attracting students who want affordable and efficient educational options.

September 20, 2013 8:45 am

The Highest Rank: Local boy scouts demonstrate leadership with Eagle Scout projects

The Highest Rank: Local boy scouts demonstrate leadership with Eagle Scout projects

What do Gerald Ford, Steven Spielberg and John Tesh have in common? All three went through the Boy Scouts of America program and earned the ra…

September 15, 2013 8:00 am Photos

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Kids helping kids: Trick-or-treat for UNICEF enters its 63rd year

Kids helping kids: Trick-or-treat for UNICEF enters its 63rd year

Trick or treat for Nora Glenn meant carrying a bag for candy and a box to collect donations for UNICEF as she went house to house in her Mille…

September 10, 2013 12:00 am

Serving at School: Required volunteering helps students learn the importance of giving back

Serving at School: Required volunteering helps students learn the importance of giving back

Many educators around the Region see the potential for selflessness and generosity in our youth and strive to help them develop that potential…

September 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Students give back while gaining real world experience

Students give back while gaining real world experience

Whether they are interested in a civil service career, completing community service projects for school or just want to help out someone in ne…

September 08, 2013 7:30 am

Living in a Digital World: Technology transforms how students learn

Living in a Digital World: Technology transforms how students learn

The American classroom of today looks drastically different than it did a generation ago.

August 25, 2013 9:00 am Photos

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Local farms offer upclose family fun and experiential learning

Local farms offer upclose family fun and experiential learning

A great way to incorporate a little education into a fun outing is to pay a visit to a farm in our just outside the region.

August 18, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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After 65 years, Sunday School teacher continues to share her faith

After 65 years, Sunday School teacher continues to share her faith

For Mary Ruth Harrington, there’s no such thing as burnout. There's no salary. Just a desire to make an impact on young ladies and do work for…

August 17, 2013 10:00 pm Photos

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Back to school stress: The end of summer is bittersweet, but there are ways to make it less bitter

Back to school stress: The end of summer is bittersweet, but there are ways to make it less bitter

The end of summer may bring thoughts of the autumn colors, crisp fall nights, pumpkins and caramel apples but for many kids it also looms larg…

August 04, 2013 8:15 am

Boating excursion caters to young 'scientists'

Boating excursion caters to young 'scientists'

The latest cruise from Mercury Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline is not only an enjoyable experience for youngsters, but it provides an educational…

August 04, 2013 12:00 am

School supply lists vary with different ages and advances in technology

School supply lists vary with different ages and advances in technology

A lunch box, couple of pencils, small box of crayons and a little tub of paste with a brush in the cap. There. All set for school, right?

August 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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What makes a great teacher? Take a look at these local leaders in education

What makes a great teacher? Take a look at these local leaders in education

Ask anyone, and most can remember their favorite teacher. Several studies show the most important factor determining a student's quality of ed…

August 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Back-to-school looks feature bold patterns, colors

Back-to-school looks feature bold patterns, colors

This year, back-to-school fashions include bright colors and bold patterns, as well as leggings and denim, local retailers said.

August 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Bus drivers work hard to keep students safe during the school year

Bus drivers work hard to keep students safe during the school year

Before the school year even starts, buses and drivers are put through their paces.

August 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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