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Ritz pledges to work with Gary schools

Ritz pledges to work with Gary schools

GARY | Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz made a stop in Northwest Indiana on Wednesday to repeat the department is not taking over the Gary schools but will work with the district to build a stronger school system.

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Gary schools superintendent highlights accomplishments

Gary schools superintendent highlights accomplishments

GARY | On the heels of the state's designating the Gary Community School Corp. a "high risk" district and taking over its federal funds, Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt touted the district's accomplishments and talked about the future.

March 26, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: State must turn around troubled schools

The Indiana Department of Education is stepping in at Gary Community School Corp., labeling it a high-risk district. That could allow the state to take control of the district's federal funds, including determining how they're spent.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am

IUN to host discussion of 'school to prison pipeline'

GARY | Indiana University Northwest will host Shattering the Silences, a public forum held twice a year on the Gary campus to address topics, issues and concerns relative to diversity and inclusion.

March 23, 2014 8:00 pm
Next step for failing Gary schools is assessing needs

Next step for failing Gary schools is assessing needs

GARY | A needs assessment will be the next step in the process of turning around the failing Gary school district.

March 23, 2014 7:33 pm
IDOE to partner with Gary schools

IDOE to partner with Gary schools

GARY | The Indiana Department of Education has labeled the Gary Community School Corp. a high risk district, paving the way to take over its federal funds and determine how they are spent.

March 17, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Gary, other cities target education initiatives

Gary, other cities target education initiatives

GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson is one of 14 mayors across the country who will partner with the National League of Cities and the U.S. Department of Education to hold a “community conversation” to discuss strategies to advance learning, student engagement and improve schools.

March 10, 2014 6:09 pm Photos

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Gary schools review dismal budget prospects

GARY | Gary school leaders mulled the district's dismal financial picture, declining student enrollment and need to cut staff. 

February 17, 2014 7:15 pm
School leaders mull what happens after takeover

School leaders mull what happens after takeover

GARY | The verdict is still out on whether a private management company is operating Gary Roosevelt any better than the Gary Community School Corp. did.

February 16, 2014 7:45 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Protect local school autonomy for durable reform

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Protect local school autonomy for durable reform

We’re easily approaching some of the most exciting times in the history of public education.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Choose school wisely, hold schools accountable

Ambassador Christian Academy in Gary, which has 257 students using Choice Scholarship Program vouchers — the highest in the state — is an F school under Indiana's A-F grading system for school accountability.

February 05, 2014 12:05 am

EDITORIAL: Indiana needs more school counselors

Indiana has one of the nation's worst ratios of school counselors to students.

January 20, 2014 12:00 am

Program allows Gary students to earn college credits

GARY | The Gary School Board approved a new dual credit agreement for students.

December 26, 2013 6:30 pm

Nearly $2.5M approved for Gary's Roosevelt Academy

The Indiana State Board of Education approved funding for Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy during its meeting Dec. 20.

December 26, 2013 12:05 am
Gary superintendent: Revitalize Deep River Educational Center

Gary superintendent: Revitalize Deep River Educational Center

LAKE STATION | An associate professor at Indiana University Northwest called Deep River Educational Center a jewel in the middle of an urbanized area.

December 06, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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Teachers union leader: Reclaim promise of public education

Teachers union leader: Reclaim promise of public education

GARY | Randi Weingarten, president of the National American Federation of Teachers, encouraged Gary teachers Thursday to fight for the heart and soul of public education.

October 31, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Indiana forgives charter school loans

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…

August 31, 2013 7:58 pm
Gary native and Rhodes Scholar encourages teachers as new school year begins

Gary native and Rhodes Scholar encourages teachers as new school year begins

GARY | A Gary native and former Rhodes Scholar returned home Monday to encourage teachers and administrators to develop the relationship with students that will help children be successful.

August 19, 2013 7:45 pm Photos

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Gary mayor and superintendent of Gary schools discuss education reform with U.S. Secretary of Education

GARY | Recently, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Gary Schools Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Pruitt joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, other mayors and school superintendents in Washington, DC, to discuss partnership opportunities between cities and the U.S. Department of Education to…

July 31, 2013 6:09 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Welcoming everyone to education table

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Welcoming everyone to education table

One year ago, when I became superintendent of Gary Community School Corp., I pledged to be open and accountable to every individual in the public school community.

July 28, 2013 12:00 am
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