Board Of Education
School board members should be elected by the people.
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."
LOWELL | The Tri-Creek School Corp. advertised budget for 2015 will include an operating budget $1 million less than that advertised last year.
GRIFFITH | The Griffith Public Schools board has advertised a $24.8 million budget for the 2015 school year, district Treasurer Jeannette Bapst said.
CRETE | Crete-Monee School District 201-U Superintendent Nathaniel Cunningham Jr. started in his new role this week.
PORTAGE | Portage Township School Board members are putting the search for a new superintendent into high gear this week.
The May 15 edition of the Roundtable discusses Gov. Pence's plan to expand Medicaid; the Indiana Board of Education changing licensing requirements for teachers; and the showdown between the Lake County Council and Sheriff John Buncich over additional correctional officers for the Lake County Jail.
State Board of Education member Tony Walker, states, "It's not fair to expect students to be rocket scientists, and there will always be low-achieving and high-achieving students."
PORTAGE | Ten residents submitted letters of interest to fill an open Portage Township School Board vacancy.
PORTAGE | Thanks to a good claims record over the last two years and a few tweaks to their present policy, Portage Township Schools could save some $161,000 this coming year on its property/casualty insurance.
PORTAGE | Graduating seniors won't have to come back to school after receiving their diplomas after all.
Hoosier state education officials are providing quite the example these days for our children. It's a relief teachers -- not politicians -- are the ones dealing directly with our kids.
PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will deal with a near $1 million loss in state revenue due to a drop in enrollment.
Just when you thought Gov. Mike Pence’s quest to take control of education couldn’t be any more blatant, he turned things up a notch.
Lansing Elementary District 158 is once again in the position of replacing a board member. This time, it should do the voters' bidding instead of propping up the board majority.
HOBART | The iconic Brickie Bowl stadium, now school-owned, soon could become city-owned following action taken by the School City of Hobart.
HOBART | Three Hobart teachers will be honored as this year's Outstanding Educator recipients at a chamber of commerce-sponsored event at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
HOBART | City and school officials say they plan to work together to resolve traffic issues on Lillian Street.
MICHIGAN CITY | School officials in Michigan City are ecstatic that a $1.1 million federal grant was approved to continue an after school program serving some 1,000 mostly at-risk students.
HOBART | The Hobart Chamber of Commerce and the School City of Hobart Educational Foundation are sponsoring the 19th annual Outstanding Educator Awards.
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