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Charter School Of The Dunes

Education seen as major weapon in war on poverty

EAST CHICAGO | Education of parents and the children of those in poverty is among the tools needed to combat poverty in the region, according to a panel discussion held Friday.

April 20, 2014 10:15 pm

State audit board says Dunes charter school had excessive cash

GARY | The Indiana State Board of Accounts released an audit report for Charter School of the Dunes showing that in 2009-10, it had excessive cash on hand from federal stimulus money and wasn't able to access the remaining funds.

March 06, 2014 6:15 pm
Charter School of the Dunes working to meet objectives

Charter School of the Dunes working to meet objectives

Officials at Calumet College of St. Joseph are keeping a close eye on the Charter School of the Dunes.

December 08, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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More accountability put in place for Dunes charter school

More accountability put in place for Dunes charter school

Gary Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, a retired teacher and a strong proponent of traditional public schools, said she sees nothing wrong with a charter school that has lost its authorizer shopping around for a new one.

August 15, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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Charter School of the Dunes celebrates new building

Charter School of the Dunes celebrates new building

GARY | Charter School of the Dunes celebrated its 10th anniversary with the grand opening of its new building at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Old Hobart Road.

August 09, 2013 7:45 pm Photos

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Charter School of the Dunes expects new relationship to boost student achievement

Charter School of the Dunes expects new relationship to boost student achievement

Charter School of the Dunes kindergarten teacher Jen Scriba leads her class, including Kenneth Thompson, right, and Tarriah Morgan, center, in a song Tuesday at the school in Gary.

April 30, 2013 6:00 pm
Charter School of the Dunes expects new relationship to boost student achievement

Charter School of the Dunes expects new relationship to boost student achievement

Charter School of the Dunes ninth-grade literature teacher LaShanda Johnson leads her class in a discussion of "Romeo and Juliet" Tuesday at the school in Gary. Calumet College of St. Joseph is the new sponsor of the school.

April 30, 2013 6:00 pm
Charter School of the Dunes expects new relationship to boost student achievement

Charter School of the Dunes expects new relationship to boost student achievement

HAMMOND | Christine Pepa, Charter School of the Dunes principal, says the school's new relationship with Calumet College of St. Joseph will help identify ways to boost achievement in its transient population.

April 30, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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Cal College to take over Gary's Charter School of the Dunes

Calumet College of St. Joseph will become the new sponsor of The Charter School of the Dunes in Gary effective July 1, 2013.

March 28, 2013 7:45 pm

Appeal dates set for 2 Gary charter schools

GARY | Ball State University has set appeal hearing dates for two Gary charter schools that were notified their charters would not be renewed.

March 12, 2013 6:16 pm
Charter knew nonrenewal was a possibility

Charter knew nonrenewal was a possibility

GARY | Officials at Charter School of the Dunes had no guarantee its charter would be renewed this year when it began construction of a new $13 million school building last summer.

February 09, 2013 9:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Keep building, but attract a sponsor

The Charter School of the Dunes in Gary's Miller area is going forward with construction of its new building even though Ball State University decided to stop sponsoring the school. It's a gutsy move, but not the only one the school needs to make.

February 07, 2013 12:00 am
Charter School of the Dunes to finish building despite nonrenewal of charter

Charter School of the Dunes to finish building despite nonrenewal of charter

GARY | Despite notice that its charter won't be renewed, Charter School of the Dunes is operating in the black and will finish its $13 million school building, officials said.

February 05, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Pence recognizes Hoosier priorities

EDITORIAL: Pence recognizes Hoosier priorities

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's State of the State address Tuesday focused on job creation and education, two intertwined subjects. Both require significant attention.

January 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Acting (at) Their Age: Senior group in Gary embraces acting craft as golden opportunity

Acting (at) Their Age: Senior group in Gary embraces acting craft as golden opportunity

Sophia Watts says she never expected to be an actress.

September 23, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Charter School of the Dunes celebrates new building

GARY | With an oak savanna as the backdrop, officials of the Charter School of the Dunes broke ground Wednesday for its new $13 million school building at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Old Hobart Road.

August 01, 2012 8:30 pm

Charter School of the Dunes breaks ground

The Charter School of the Dunes in Gary is constructing a $13 million building in Gary's Miller neighborhood.

July 29, 2012 7:00 pm
Young residents confer with mayor

Young residents confer with mayor

June 29, 2012 12:00 am

Local charter schools cited by Indiana State Board of Accounts

The Indiana State Board of Accounts has released reports on three local charter schools, citing examples of poor record-keeping and money management.

March 31, 2011 12:00 am
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