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Science Can Be Fun

Science Can Be Fun

Kids are naturally curious and are full of questions about the world around them. Parents and teachers can help keep that curiosity alive by finding ways to make learning about science fun and engaging.

February 19, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: It's a new day for Gary school system

New Gary school Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt is building partnerships with local universities and businesses. This can only benefit the district and its students.

December 17, 2012 12:00 am
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

Sign-ups show interest in Portage charter school

PORTAGE | The early numbers are showing what sponsors of the New Vistas High School had thought.

May 25, 2012 6:14 pm

Support voiced for New Vistas charter high school

PORTAGE | Students, staff and community members came out Wednesday to support Neighbors' Educational Opportunities effort to open a charter high school.

November 10, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: It's time to give school vouchers a try

MARK KIESLING: It's time to give school vouchers a try

I have not in the past, nor do I now, understand all the fussin' and fightin' over the proposal to give parents vouchers to help their children attend private schools.

August 12, 2011 12:00 am

Portage adult ed building leased to charter school group

PORTAGE | The Portage Township Schools board this week approved leasing the Portage Adult Education building to a newly formed charter school group.

May 25, 2011 8:45 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Public virtual schools: A view from within

I have dedicated my career to public education, and today I am thrilled to be part of a form of public education that's transforming lives: Indiana Connections Academy-Virtual Pilot School.

April 25, 2011 12:00 am

Charter school chatter concerns Portage board

PORTAGE | Talk of a charter high school taking over the Portage Adult Education Center raised some concerns at the Portage Township Schools Board meeting on Wednesday.

April 14, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: School reform legislation is snake oil, illusion

GUEST COMMENTARY: School reform legislation is snake oil, illusion

New legislation under consideration this year by the Indiana Legislature is nothing more than snake oil intended to create the illusion of school reform without any verifiable degree of probability that school reform actually will be achieved.

February 01, 2011 12:00 am
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