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.
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.
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.
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.
GARY | A needs assessment will be the next step in the process of turning around the failing Gary school district.
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.
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.
GARY | Gary school leaders mulled the district's dismal financial picture, declining student enrollment and need to cut staff.
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.
We’re easily approaching some of the most exciting times in the history of public education.
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.
Indiana has one of the nation's worst ratios of school counselors to students.
GARY | The Gary School Board approved a new dual credit agreement for students.
The Indiana State Board of Education approved funding for Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy during its meeting Dec. 20.
LAKE STATION | An associate professor at Indiana University Northwest called Deep River Educational Center a jewel in the middle of an urbanized area.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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