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Drivers beware: Buses are back on the road and kids are in the zone

Drivers beware: Buses are back on the road and kids are in the zone

As the school year gets underway, thousands of buses carrying tens of thousands of students will begin flooding the streets of Northwest Indiana and south suburban Chicago. 

August 11, 2014 12:47 pm

Back to school an exciting time for teachers, too

Starting a new school year is an exciting time for teachers, as well as for students and for parents. 

August 10, 2014 10:30 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Adulthood is a terrifying next step

YOUNG VOICES: Adulthood is a terrifying next step

I’m writing my first column for the Young Voices series in between studying for round two of midterms. This semester my classes have managed to spread out their midterm exams over a period of three weeks, which really makes no sense since they should all technically fall during week eight of…

October 21, 2013 12:00 am

Lake Central database charts students test results

ST. JOHN | Lake Central School Corp. teachers will have a new tool in the coming school year to help address students' strengths and weaknesses.

July 21, 2013 6:46 pm
The Parent Connection: What you can do to improve your child's education

The Parent Connection: What you can do to improve your child's education

A new study of the American family's "passion points" from Just Kids, Inc. reveals that most families (45 percent) agree schools and education are their top priority.

November 16, 2012 9:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Year-round university good for parents, taxpayers

ANDREA NEAL: Year-round university good for parents, taxpayers

Purdue University's decision to convert to a year-round trimester system is good for students, good for parents and long-run will be good for taxpayers. The only downside is that it might take 10 years to fully implement.

January 18, 2012 12:00 am

Portage Twp. Schools chief's evaluation made public

PORTAGE | In an unusual move, Portage Township Schools Superintendent Mike Berta asked his annual evaluation be held at a public meeting.

December 02, 2010 12:00 am
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