Department Of Education
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."
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Volunteers hope to gather enough signatures by mid-May to pursue a seven-member elected board for Valparaiso Community Schools.
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.
They survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 70 years ago today, but they are losing the battle with time.
MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan will stop in Merrillville on his second annual back-to-school bus tour, officials said.
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…
The congressional career of Mike Pence has been marked almost from the beginning with drama, uncanny timing, obstinacy and populism hewn to beliefs that extend from the Holy Bible to his public life.
MERRILLVILLE | The high academic achievements at Jonas Salk Elementary School left an "unforgettable" impression on state education officials. That prompted them select Salk as a 2010 Title I Distinguished School.
Valparaiso University education student Ashley Kolar holds slips of paper denoting various weights for the In Balance: Equivalent Weights learning station Monday during the Math Methods Learning Center Fair put on in Merrillville.
Valparaiso University student Sara Strickland explains a math exercise Monday to fifth-graders. Merrillville Intermediate School students enhanced their skills by participating in several interactive learning stations at the Math Methods Learning Center Fair put on by VU students.
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