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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

Tri-Creek schools' advertised 2015 budget less than 2014

LOWELL | The Tri-Creek School Corp. advertised budget for 2015 will include an operating budget $1 million less than that advertised last year.

August 15, 2014 6:59 pm

Griffith schools considering $24.8 million 2015 budget

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Public Schools board has advertised a $24.8 million budget for the 2015 school year, district Treasurer Jeannette Bapst said.

August 15, 2014 6:54 pm
New Crete-Monee D.201-U superintendent takes helm

New Crete-Monee D.201-U superintendent takes helm

CRETE | Crete-Monee School District 201-U Superintendent Nathaniel Cunningham Jr. started in his new role this week.

July 10, 2014 12:53 pm

Portage superintendent search continues

PORTAGE | Portage Township School Board members are putting the search for a new superintendent into high gear this week.

May 27, 2014 1:09 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

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.

May 15, 2014 3:56 pm

Lowering standards doesn't raise success, prestige

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."

May 11, 2014 12:00 am

10 vie for Portage school board vacancy

PORTAGE | Ten residents submitted letters of interest to fill an open Portage Township School Board vacancy.

April 25, 2014 1:31 pm

Portage schools looking to save on insurance costs

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.

April 23, 2014 10:00 pm

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

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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
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