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."
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…
We’re easily approaching some of the most exciting times in the history of public education.
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…
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.
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…
In keeping with this week's Thanksgiving theme, I'm offering a cornucopia of topics for comment.
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.
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.
Though reality sometimes seemed hard-edged during 2011, glimpses of the future are undeniably encouraging.
GARY | Brunswick Elementary School students LaJayla Dixon and Danielle LeGrant would like to see a larger gymnasium, cafeteria and library at their school.
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.
To read the text of Arne Duncan's speech Thursday at the One Region, One Vision meeting, click here.
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 …
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.
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.
KOUTS | Technology took center stage during a federal education official's visit to Kouts schools Thursday.
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.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke with hundreds of civic and community leaders from northwest Indiana.
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.
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