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August 02, 2013 12:00 am
Tony Bennett hearing at Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy

Tony Bennett hearing at Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy

Tony Bennett, former Indiana superintendent of public instruction, speaks in July 2011 during a special hearing at Roosevelt College and Career Academy in Gary. Six years of failing grades prompted Bennett's office to have a private company take over the former Roosevelt High School.

July 30, 2013 8:10 pm
Tony Bennett attends a hearing in Gary regarding the takeover of Roosevelt

Tony Bennett attends a hearing in Gary regarding the takeover of Roosevelt

Former Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett listens to concerned Gary residents during the takeover of Gary Roosevelt Hight School two years ago. Former Assistant Superintendent Dale Chu is on Bennett's left.

July 30, 2013 8:10 pm

4 local schools selected to receive portion of $10 million state grant

Four region schools are among 40 selected statewide to receive a portion of a $10 million state grant to recognize their best teachers.

January 11, 2013 7:15 pm
Blue Ribbon welcome

Blue Ribbon welcome

Students at Banneker Achievement Center applaud Tuesday as Tony Bennett, state superintendent of schools, visited Banneker Achievement Center for its Blue Ribbon awards celebration. The school was named a national Blue Ribbon School last year.

January 17, 2012 5:20 pm
Blue Ribbon welcome

Blue Ribbon welcome

Naomi Williams, a Banneker Achievement Center third-grader, welcomes students and guests Tuesday to the school's Blue Ribbon awards celebration. State Superintendent of Schools Tony Bennett, far left, presented the national award to Principal Sarah Givens.

January 17, 2012 5:16 pm
Blue Ribbon welcome

Blue Ribbon welcome

Third- and fourth-grade students at Banneker Achievement Center perform a musical selection Tuesday afternoon during the school's Blue Ribbon awards celebration in Gary.

January 17, 2012 4:40 pm
Blue Ribbon welcome

Blue Ribbon welcome

State Superintendent of Schools Tony Bennett is joined by Banneker Achievement Center Principal Sarah Givens, left, and Gary Superintendent of Schools Myrtle Campbell Tuesday afternoon during a visit to Banneker for its Blue Ribbon awards celebration.

January 17, 2012 4:40 pm
State to take over Gary's troubled Roosevelt

State to take over Gary's troubled Roosevelt

State Rep. Vernon Smith, center, poses a question Thursday to Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett, right, and staff members Alex Damron, far left, and Jim Larson. Smith, a Gary Democrat, attended Bennett's news conference at Tolleston Park.

August 25, 2011 4:35 pm
State to take over Gary's troubled Roosevelt

State to take over Gary's troubled Roosevelt

Members of the community listen Thursday as Indiana's education superintendent announces the state will hire a private firm to take over Gary Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy.

August 25, 2011 4:35 pm
State to take over Gary's troubled Roosevelt

State to take over Gary's troubled Roosevelt

Tony Bennett, Indiana superintendent of public instruction, announces the unwelcome news Thursday that the state will hire a private firm to take over Gary Roosevelt Career and Technical Center. Local officials had hoped the state would prescribe less intrusive intervention for the failing h…

August 25, 2011 4:35 pm
Hello, cello fellow

Hello, cello fellow

Josh DeVries, 15 of Chesterton, gives brothers Bennett, 3, and Max, 5, LoPiccolo of Beaufort, N.C. an impromptu cello lesson Saturday at Thomas Centennial Park in Chesterton.

August 06, 2011 4:45 pm
Roosevelt to learn fate in mid-August

Roosevelt to learn fate in mid-August

Kendra Sue Johnson speaks emotionally at a hearing Monday at the Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy.

July 11, 2011 8:49 pm Photos

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Roosevelt to learn fate in mid-August

Roosevelt to learn fate in mid-August

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett speaks earlier this month during a special hearing at Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy. Unlike four other region high schools, the Gary school did not progress enough to get off academic probation.

July 11, 2011 8:52 pm
Roosevelt to learn fate in mid-August

Roosevelt to learn fate in mid-August

Kendra Sue Johnson speaks emotionally at a hearing Monday at the Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy. The hearing was hosted by Indiana Superintendent of Public Schools Tony Bennett.

July 11, 2011 8:47 pm
Roosevelt to learn fate in mid-August

Roosevelt to learn fate in mid-August

Indiana Superintendent of Public Schools Tony Bennett speaks Monday during a special hearing at Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy.

July 11, 2011 8:46 pm
Tony Bennett hearing at Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy

Tony Bennett hearing at Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy

Indiana Superintendent of Public Schools Tony Bennett listens to concerned Gary residents Monday during a special hearing at Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy.

July 11, 2011 8:10 pm
Tony Bennett hearing at Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy

Tony Bennett hearing at Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy

Indiana Superintendent of Public Schools Tony Bennett speaks Monday during a special hearing at Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy.

July 11, 2011 8:10 pm
Tony Bennett hearing at Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy

Tony Bennett hearing at Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy

Indiana Superintendent of Public Schools Tony Bennett speaks July 11 during a special hearing at Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy in Gary.

July 11, 2011 8:10 pm
POTW Feb 27-Mar 5 - Tony Bennett

POTW Feb 27-Mar 5 - Tony Bennett

Protesters stand outside the Centennial Park clubhouse in Munster before Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett arrives to participate in a teacher roundtable discussion Monday, Feb. 28. Teachers and supporters were protesting proposed education reform along with legislati…

March 07, 2011 4:39 pm
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