Officials at Calumet College of St. Joseph are keeping a close eye on the Charter School of the Dunes.
INDIANAPOLIS | Ignoring data showing that Indiana's decade of trickle-down prosperity policies haven't improved the income, health or quality of life for most Hoosiers, Gov. Mike Pence promised Thursday to deliver still more business-centered programs in the upcoming legislative session.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is dispirited but not discouraged that a mediator made no progress Wednesday toward resolving ongoing conflicts between the Republican-appointed State Board of Education and Glenda Ritz, the Democratic state superintendent of public instruction.
Public schools are the foundation of democracy. In 2012-13 some $37 million in Indiana tax dollars went to charter and parochial schools. This is a drain on public education.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence makes it sound like the simplest thing in the world: "We grade our kids every day in the classroom; we can grade our schools every year."
INDIANAPOLIS | Personality and political conflicts on the State Board of Education make it increasingly likely the panel will fail to set new, effective criteria for rating school performance using A-F grades by Nov. 15, as required by law.
INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education approved a plan Wednesday designed to produce more accurate ratings of Indiana schools with nontraditional grade groupings.
GARY | The former principal of Gary Middle College filed a discrimination complaint against GEO Foundation claiming his firing in January was based on his race and gender.
MERRILLVILLE | A representative of Laurel Church Ministries made the case for a K-12 art-infused school at the church, 7525 Taft St., before the Indiana Charter School Board on Monday night.
INDIANAPOLIS | Twenty-two Northwest Indiana schools received higher state-issued grades for the 2011-12 school year after the former head of the Indiana Department of Education adjusted the grading system when a favored charter school initially earned a C.
Many local educators and politicians are calling outrageous a recent law forgiving $91.2 million in loans to charter schools, in light of tight finances faced by public schools across the region and districts that have had to raise taxes to maintain programs and quality teachers. Moreover, t…
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While it’s gratifying to read the June 25 headline, “Nationwide charter school study finds overall performance improvement,” it’s also disconcerting. The study, from a group called CREDO, is anything but charter school performance gospel.
A state legislator from Gary questions whether Ball State University has fully used the money it receives to support charter schools for the funds' intended purpose.
A national study finds improvement in the overall performance of charter schools, driven in part by the presence of more high-performing charters and the closure of under-performing schools.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House on Thursday backed off a plan to require at least one person in every public school including charter schools carry a firearm at all times.
Calumet College of St. Joseph will become the new sponsor of The Charter School of the Dunes in Gary effective July 1, 2013.
INDIANAPOLIS | Migdalia Romero and Emily Romero, the mother and aunt of students attending Lake Ridge Schools, joined nearly 300 parents, teachers and school leaders from across Indiana at the Statehouse Tuesday for a rally celebrating public education.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House honored retiring Superintendent Tony Lux of the Merrillville Community School Corp. Monday, unanimously adopting a resolution thanking Lux for his "years of dedicated service to the children of our state."
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