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YOUNG VOICES: ACT, SAT, what's in it for me?

YOUNG VOICES: ACT, SAT, what's in it for me?

Standardized testing is a grueling part of the college admissions process that every college-bound student has to endure. The SAT and ACT are meant to aid colleges in their selection of students through the evaluation of test scores from all high school students. College Board is making chan…

April 21, 2014 12:00 am
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Elephants

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Elephants

Performing feats of the famed elephants of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus are the favorites of audiences of all ages.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana must embrace Common Core for growth

The United States was originally not so united when 13 colonies defeated a powerful British army to secure our independence. As all states are responsible for educating their citizenry, we now have a 50-headed monster that has no chance against determined emerging superpowers like China and …

October 15, 2013 12:00 am
Maria Bello, Denis Villeneuve, Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal

Maria Bello, Denis Villeneuve, Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal

Actress Maria Bello, from left, director Denis Villeneuve and actors Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal laugh during the press conference for "Prisoners" at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Galit Rodan)

September 12, 2013 12:35 pm
Study: Workers lack skills needed for job success

Study: Workers lack skills needed for job success

INDIANAPOLIS | A new analysis by one of the nation's leading educational testing companies has found many Americans generally lack the skills needed to take on jobs requiring either high or low levels of education.

July 05, 2013 12:00 am Related
School leaders preparing to make students READY for their future

School leaders preparing to make students READY for their future

Among Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's legislative initiatives, signed into law last week, was patterned after the Northwest Indiana Regional Education/Employer Alliance for Developing Youth (READY) program.

April 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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ACT awards the Red Quill Legacy Award to CPHS

CROWN POINT | Crown Point High School was one of just six high schools in Indiana recognized by ACT with The Red Quill Award.

January 24, 2013 12:33 pm
More students taking college test prep classes

More students taking college test prep classes

College preparation centers are springing up around the country, a trend that's grown tremendously the past five years.

November 05, 2012 9:00 am
Justin Bieber's new album impresses

Justin Bieber's new album impresses

Justin Bieber performs June 17 during the 2012 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto.  

June 20, 2012 5:00 pm
Crown Point High School Named National Research High School

Crown Point High School Named National Research High School

CROWN POINT | ACT conducts technical and scholarly research on a variety of topics, including test and test-item fairness, test reliability and validity, the meaning of test-score differences, improving the achievement of at-risk populations, occupational fit, career interests, course placem…

January 23, 2012 9:49 am
Federal education official visits Gary schools

Federal education official visits Gary schools

Assistant U.S. Department of Education Secretary Peter Cunningham, left, talks with Roosevelt Haywood, president and CEO of Haywood and Fleming Associates, on Monday during a visit to Brunswick Elementary School in Gary.

October 31, 2011 3:20 pm
Federal education official visits Gary schools

Federal education official visits Gary schools

Peter Cunningham, left, walks Monday through a closed kindergarten section of Brunswick Elementary School in Gary. The assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Education visited four Gary schools to promote President Barack Obama's jobs bills, which would cover school infrastructure upgrades.

October 31, 2011 3:20 pm
Federal education official visits Gary schools

Federal education official visits Gary schools

Peter Cunningham, right, listens Monday as Gary School Board President Darren Washington, left, talks about funding for the district. Cunningham, an assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Education, visited four Gary schools.

October 31, 2011 3:10 pm
Federal education official visits Gary schools

Federal education official visits Gary schools

Peter Cunningham, second from left, stands Monday in a closed off kindergarten section of Brunswick Elementary School in Gary. The U.S. Department of Education assistant secretary talked about what President Barack Obama's proposed American Jobs Act could mean to Gary Community School Corp. …

October 31, 2011 3:10 pm
PHIL WIELAND: Hey, did you read about ... oh, probably not

PHIL WIELAND: Hey, did you read about ... oh, probably not

SAT reading scores are so low for the class of 2011 that schools should consider skipping the issuance of diplomas since most of the kids won't be able to read them anyway.

September 16, 2011 12:00 am
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