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Final draft of new education standards released

INDIANAPOLIS | The final draft of Indiana's proposed education standards is available online for public viewing.

April 15, 2014 10:53 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Hoosiers need to get behind STEM education

GUEST COMMENTARY: Hoosiers need to get behind STEM education

Indiana has struggled to recover from the Great Recession.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo high a candidate for federal pilot program

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso High School is one of the schools being considered for a federally funded pilot program designed to identify students at risk of not graduating on time as early as the first few weeks of their freshman year.

January 24, 2014 6:45 pm

Schools to get 2012-13 grades Friday -- maybe

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education is scheduled to issue grades to Indiana schools Friday reflecting student and teacher performance during the 2012-13 school year.

December 19, 2013 11:07 am
Chapko named finalist for Department of Education’s Principal Ambassador Fellows

Chapko named finalist for Department of Education’s Principal Ambassador Fellows

CROWN POINT | Mary Ann Chapko, principal at Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School, was selected as a finalist for the Department of Education’s new Principal Ambassador Fellows program.

December 16, 2013 3:54 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reign of political error or political terror?

The current status of education policy and administration in Indiana, as professed by Republicans, can best be summed up by applying the apt title of Diane Ravitch's new book, "Reign of Error."

December 03, 2013 12:00 am
Watchdog growls at officials using email to discuss policy

Watchdog growls at officials using email to discuss policy

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's open meetings watchdog is warning state and local government officials that using email to discuss public policy issues among themselves can appear improper, even though the practice is not necessarily prohibited by law.

December 02, 2013 5:08 pm Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Education actions speak louder than words

GUEST COMMENTARY: Education actions speak louder than words

At last month's meeting of the Indiana State Board of Education, Hoosiers saw the result of both Gov. Mike Pence's own actions and those of his appointed board members.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am
Democratic auditor candidate demands data on new education agency

Democratic auditor candidate demands data on new education agency

INDIANAPOLIS | The Democratic candidate for state auditor believes a lack of transparency is concealing spending by Republican Gov. Mike Pence's Center for Education and Career Innovation, a new state agency that has clashed repeatedly with the Indiana Department of Education.

November 20, 2013 3:30 pm Related

GUEST COMMENTARY: Here's my contribution toward improving education

Indiana’s students and schools have made great progress in recent years. According to the latest scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, Indiana is improving at the second-fastest rate of any state in the country. We owe this progress to the hard work of our students, te…

November 15, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: A lesson on education, Obamacare, politics

DOUG ROSS: A lesson on education, Obamacare, politics

Thursday's nwi.com Political Roundtable discussion dealt with Obamacare and K-12 education in Indiana. You might think of those two topics as completely separate discussions, but I see some parallels between them.

November 15, 2013 12:00 am Video Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Pence's power grab is threat to children

GUEST COMMENTARY: Pence's power grab is threat to children

I very rarely write a response to criticism. However, when I am accused of letting children suffer at the hands of politics, I feel compelled to clear the air.

November 13, 2013 12:00 am Related

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EDITORIAL: Bring transparency to State Board of Education

It would be wrong to focus only on the political angle in the Marion County judge's ruling Friday that ended Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz's lawsuit against the State Board of Education. There's a broader, yet ignored, issue involved here.

November 12, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Feds should launch Bennett investigation

DOUG ROSS: Feds should launch Bennett investigation

The latest allegations against former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett — that state computers and possibly staff were used for his campaign fundraising — sound like something that might have happened in Lake County.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Elected school board drive seeks more public input

VALPARAISO | The group circulating petitions to change to an elected School Board for Valparaiso schools is taking the advice it has been giving the schools: It is seeking more public input.

May 03, 2012 7:30 pm

Elected school board petition drive nearing end in Valpo

VALPARAISO | Volunteers hope to gather enough signatures by mid-May to pursue a seven-member elected board for Valparaiso Community Schools.

April 22, 2012 9:00 pm
THURM FERREE: Despite critics, I know we have a wonderful life

THURM FERREE: Despite critics, I know we have a wonderful life

I just finished watching the old 1946 Frank Capra movie, "It's a Wonderful Life." You know, the one with James Stewart and Donna Reed.

December 08, 2011 12:00 am
Advancing years forces Pearl Harbor survivors group to disband

Advancing years forces Pearl Harbor survivors group to disband

They survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 70 years ago today, but they are losing the battle with time.

December 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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U.S. secretary of education to visit Merrillville on Sept. 8

MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan will stop in Merrillville on his second annual back-to-school bus tour, officials said.

August 30, 2011 7:20 pm

ANDREA NEAL: It's all about reading at 'Third Grade Academy'

When their city got the nickname "dropout factory" a few years back, retired businessmen Vic Jose and Rick Ahaus decided to do something about it. Four years later, the Third Grade Academy -- an intensive summer program for struggling readers -- is nudging ISTEP scores higher. It's also insp…

August 22, 2011 12:00 am
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