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GUEST EDITORIAL: Dysfunction surrounding Glenda Ritz, state board hurts Indiana's children

GUEST EDITORIAL: Dysfunction surrounding Glenda Ritz, state board hurts Indiana's children

Here's what U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan had to say about the political climate surrounding education issues in our state: "Indiana has some very, very deep dysfunction right now, some fundamental challenges that I hope for the sake of kids that they can work through."

August 26, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Leadership is necessary to fix Indiana’s waiver woes

GUEST COMMENTARY: Leadership is necessary to fix Indiana’s waiver woes

There is enough confusion in education right now to make any teacher or student’s head spin. Under the leadership of Superintendent Glenda Ritz, the Indiana Department of Education has failed to properly manage our state’s No Child Left Behind waiver. This oversight, or lack thereof, could p…

June 27, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Protect local school autonomy for durable reform

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Protect local school autonomy for durable reform

We’re easily approaching some of the most exciting times in the history of public education.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am

Gary mayor and superintendent of Gary schools discuss education reform with U.S. Secretary of Education

GARY | Recently, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Gary Schools Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Pruitt joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, other mayors and school superintendents in Washington, DC, to discuss partnership opportunities between cities and the U.S. Department of Education to…

July 31, 2013 6:09 pm

Gary mayor, school superintendent talk to Duncan

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson contends that a meeting she had with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan confirms the collaborative steps the city and school district are taking put them on the right path.

July 22, 2013 6:23 pm

EDITORIAL: School superintendents should be licensed

Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann broke the first Senate tie since 2005 by voting for legislation that would allow school boards to hire anyone as superintendent, regardless of whether that person has the training and experience currently necessary to receive a superintendent's license. This should n…

April 15, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Indiana Chamber draws bead on teacher unions

DOUG ROSS: Indiana Chamber draws bead on teacher unions

In keeping with this week's Thanksgiving theme, I'm offering a cornucopia of topics for comment.

November 21, 2012 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Reviewing 2011, we have lots to celebrate

WILLIAM NANGLE: Reviewing 2011, we have lots to celebrate

When I look back over a year about to end, I naturally remember the tough times, but I also recapture the moments of success and accomplishment.

December 25, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Community colleges must help reshape higher education

GUEST COMMENTARY: Community colleges must help reshape higher education

In the 1970s, I began three decades in the automotive industry. It was a good place to be at the time. U.S. automakers had enjoyed decades of growth and profitability, and it seemed like history would continue to repeat itself.

December 22, 2011 12:00 am

PUBLISHER'S LETTER

Though reality sometimes seemed hard-edged during 2011, glimpses of the future are undeniably encouraging.

November 20, 2011 3:34 pm
Federal official visits dilapidated Gary school buildings

Federal official visits dilapidated Gary school buildings

GARY | Brunswick Elementary School students LaJayla Dixon and Danielle LeGrant would like to see a larger gymnasium, cafeteria and library at their school.

October 31, 2011 3:15 pm Photos

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DOUG ROSS: Great idea, but how do we pay for it?

DOUG ROSS: Great idea, but how do we pay for it?

When U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan was blasting Indiana schools Thursday, I could feel educators shrinking in their chairs. But when he said teachers were underpaid, ears perked up.

September 13, 2011 12:00 am

Text of Arne Duncan's speech

To read the text of Arne Duncan's speech Thursday at the One Region, One Vision meeting, click here.

September 12, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Reform isn't just for worst schools

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan gave a stern lecture to the One Region, One Vision audience Thursday, but it was a message that needs to be heard. Education reform isn't just about addressing the worst schools; even Indiana's best schools need to become better to help graduates compete …

September 12, 2011 12:00 am Related
Education chief warns Indiana schools not up to par

Education chief warns Indiana schools not up to par

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan brought a sobering, oft-repeated message that Northwest Indiana students are not measuring up to their counterparts in the country and the world in Merrillville last week.

September 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Duncan gives boost to longer Chicago school day

CHICAGO | U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan gave a boost to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push to lengthen the school day for public school students.

September 09, 2011 11:15 pm
Advanced technology at rural schools

Advanced technology at rural schools

KOUTS | Technology took center stage during a federal education official's visit to Kouts schools Thursday.

September 09, 2011 12:00 am
Education chief warns Indiana schools not up to par

Education chief warns Indiana schools not up to par

MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan brought a sobering, oft-repeated message to Northwest Indiana saying that Northwest Indiana students are not measuring up to their counterparts in other states and the nation.

September 08, 2011 9:00 pm Photos

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VIDEO: U.S. official speaks to NWI leaders

VIDEO: U.S. official speaks to NWI leaders

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke with hundreds of civic and community leaders from northwest Indiana.

September 08, 2011 8:16 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Help strengthen success of students, future employers

GUEST COMMENTARY: Help strengthen success of students, future employers

From every possible direction, we see and hear about education. Whether preschool, kindergarten through high school, vocational or college, Hoosiers focus on education. And that is important.

September 06, 2011 12:00 am
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