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Portage schools approve make up days

PORTAGE | Graduating seniors won't have to come back to school after receiving their diplomas after all.

February 25, 2014 10:17 am
MARC CHASE: Hoosier education board should heed friendly advice

MARC CHASE: Hoosier education board should heed friendly advice

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.

December 03, 2013 12:00 am

Portage schools coping with nearly $1M cut in state revenue

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will deal with a near $1 million loss in state revenue due to a drop in enrollment.

November 25, 2013 8:49 pm
RICH JAMES: Pence's olive branch to Ritz is poisoned

RICH JAMES: Pence's olive branch to Ritz is poisoned

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.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: School Board serves public, not board

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.

September 09, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart School Board approves 'punting' Brickie Bowl stadium to city for recreational use

HOBART | The iconic Brickie Bowl stadium, now school-owned, soon could become city-owned following action taken by the School City of Hobart.

July 25, 2013 10:00 pm

Hobart chamber to recognize top educator trio Thursday

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.

May 14, 2013 12:05 am
Hobart school, city officials discuss Lillian Street future

Hobart school, city officials discuss Lillian Street future

HOBART | City and school officials say they plan to work together to resolve traffic issues on Lillian Street.

April 02, 2013 5:20 pm Photos


Michgan City schools receive grant for after school program

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.

March 28, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart taking nominations for Outstanding Educator Awards

HOBART | The Hobart Chamber of Commerce and the School City of Hobart Educational Foundation are sponsoring the 19th annual Outstanding Educator Awards.

March 26, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart's Brickie Bowl remains in play for city officials

HOBART | The city's special events director and her committee are already kicking around ideas for activities and events to stage in the historic Brickie Bowl.

March 23, 2013 7:55 pm

Portage schools move forward with technology projects

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools moved forward Monday night with technology projects, approving two and moving forward with a third.

February 25, 2013 9:18 pm
Glenda Owens ends 28 years of service to Portage schools

Glenda Owens ends 28 years of service to Portage schools

SOUTH HAVEN | Glenda Owens described herself as a rather quiet, withdrawn and uninvolved person a few decades ago.

December 30, 2012 9:00 pm

Portage schools hammering out labor pacts

PORTAGE | Contracts with all Portage Township Schools employee groups should be wrapped up by the first of the year or shortly thereafter.

December 12, 2012 8:05 pm

School Board calls for fiscal cliff resolution by Dec. 31

PORTAGE | There has been a lot of talk about what is going to happen if the country falls from the "fiscal cliff" Jan. 1, but, said Portage Township Schools board members there hasn't been much talk about what could happen to schools.

November 28, 2012 7:26 pm

Lake Station School Board incumbents handily win two at-large seats

LAKE STATION | Veteran Lake Station School Board members Larry Biggs and James Vanderlin will both keep their at-large seats for four more years.

November 07, 2012 12:00 am

Lake Station Community School Board at-large race pits two incumbents, one newcomer

LAKE STATION | James Busch hopes his third try running for a seat on the Lake Station school board will prove the charm.

November 03, 2012 6:30 pm

Schools consider giving advantage to local vendors

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board on Monday gave approval to the concept of giving Portage-based vendors a 5 percent advantage when bidding on school contracts.

October 23, 2012 8:30 pm
Four running for Portage school's at-large seat

Four running for Portage school's at-large seat

PORTAGE | Three people are challenging incumbent Debra Ekdahl in next month's race for the at-large seat on the Portage Township School Board.

October 21, 2012 6:15 pm Photos


Portage teachers, School Board OK contract

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board unanimously approved a new teacher contract Wednesday night. The teachers had ratified the agreement the day before.

October 11, 2012 12:00 am
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