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Gary school bills mounting; bus service could be affected

GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. released a joint statement Monday, along with Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, saying it is working with Illinois Central, which provides bus service, to resolve its outstanding bill.

September 29, 2014 9:26 am
Gary schools announces improved grades

Gary schools announces improved grades

GARY | While Gary schools Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt maintains she does not like the way the state of Indiana grades schools, she released preliminary grades Wednesday showing several schools improved.

September 17, 2014 4:15 pm Photos

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Gary school leaders hear preliminary budget

Gary school leaders hear preliminary budget

GARY | As Gary school board members review a budget for 2015, they learned enrollment is down by about 500 students.

September 08, 2014 6:34 pm
Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

While there continues to be upheaval in education at the state level, student test scores continue to show modest gains in Northwest Indiana, schools will make some transitions to comply with Indiana's new state standards and seven new school superintendents head up districts in the region.

August 10, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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State ed department partners with Gary schools

State ed department partners with Gary schools

GARY | When school begins this fall, the Indiana Department of Education will play a more significant role in operations at the Gary Community School Corp.

August 10, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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Gary schools, EdisonLearning continue making progress

INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana Department of Education leader reported that EdisonLearning and the Gary Community School Corp. are working together to resolve issues.

August 06, 2014 6:27 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Gary schools on way to reaching goals

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Gary schools on way to reaching goals

Gary Community School Corp. is moving the finish line from high school graduation to the workforce or completion of a post-secondary educational program. You may know it as “college and career readiness.” This ensures we will have a strong and productive community with a skilled workforce.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Gary school buildings need millions of dollars in repairs

Gary school buildings need millions of dollars in repairs

GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. needs a minimum of $6.5 million to repair and renovate some of the school buildings that will be open this fall.

July 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gary Roosevelt closing sends students to career center

GARY | The water remains off at Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy, and those students will return to class Monday at the Gary Area Career Center. 

June 25, 2014 4:43 pm
Gary School Board votes to close six school buildings

Gary School Board votes to close six school buildings

GARY | The Gary School Board voted 4-2 on Tuesday to close six school buildings.

June 03, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Gary mayor hosts community conversation on education

Gary mayor hosts community conversation on education

GARY | The community came together Thursday night to begin a conversation about improving education for all students in Gary.

May 22, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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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
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