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Paradigm shift needed in school takeovers, educators say

Paradigm shift needed in school takeovers, educators say

State Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, standing left, and Gary Schools Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt observe a freshman biology class Friday while students Ugeneka Findley, front left, and Jara Allen work on laptops. Members of the Committee on School Turnarounds toured Theodore Roosevelt College…

September 19, 2014 2:59 pm
Paradigm shift needed in school takeovers, educators say

Paradigm shift needed in school takeovers, educators say

Daniel Bundridge, director of district improvement for the Department of Education, talks with student Stephanie Elmore, a freshman, in her biology class Friday as members of the Committee on School Turnarounds tour Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy in Gary.

September 19, 2014 2:59 pm
DOUG ROSS: A new lesson plan for Gary's schools

DOUG ROSS: A new lesson plan for Gary's schools

Gary Community School Corp. doesn't have a state-appointed babysitter, exactly, but it does have an Indiana Department of Education staffer, Daniel Bunderidge, on hand to offer more than a mere pat on the back. This arrangement will be worth watching.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

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

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

Water back on at Gary Roosevelt

GARY | The water service has been restored to Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy a month after it was turned off for nonpayment of bills, school officials said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 5:30 pm

Roosevelt utility bills estimated at $1 million

GARY | The utility bills at Gary Roosevelt, where school has not been in session since late June, amount to about $1 million.

July 09, 2014 5:57 pm

State: 60 days is up for Roosevelt fixes

GARY | Today marks the deadline for Gary Community School Corp. to complete mold remediation and improve indoor air quality at Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy.

April 14, 2014 9:00 pm

Region bills headed to governor's desk

INDIANAPOLIS | Several legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers, and other measures set to affect the region, received final approval Wednesday by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.

March 05, 2014 5:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Let state board decide Roosevelt's fate

Before additional failing schools are handed over to turnaround specialists, there needs to be an exit strategy for the end of the five-year contract to turn the schools around.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am
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

IDOE offers options to make up snow days

The state is giving local school districts a variety of options for snow makeup days.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am

EdisonLearning mulling Gary offer of West Side building

GARY | The Gary school district has offered its West Side high school building to temporarily house students of Roosevelt College and Career Academy, which has been closed for about the past 10 days due to maintenance problems.

January 30, 2014 8:00 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
More local schools open school-based health centers

More local schools open school-based health centers

Merrillville and Hobart high schools are the latest schools to join the trend of school-based health clinics.

December 15, 2013 11:15 pm Photos

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EdisonLearning touts its successes

GARY | EdisonLearning reported to the Indiana Department of Education it has made strides at Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy, though it conceded it still faces challenges.

October 07, 2013 5:30 pm Related

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Gary, EdisonLearning reach tentative Roosevelt operating agreement

INDIANAPOLIS | Gary Community School Corp. and EdisonLearning agreed to a tentative operating contract for Roosevelt College and Career Academy in the nick of time Wednesday to prevent the State Board of Education from dictating settlement terms.

October 02, 2013 7:15 pm

State demands prompt settlement of Roosevelt disputes

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education is preparing to step in if Gary Community School Corp. and EdisonLearning, the turnaround operator for Roosevelt College and Career Academy, remain unable to agree on an operating contract.

July 19, 2013 2:30 pm
EdisonLearning to continue operating Roosevelt

EdisonLearning to continue operating Roosevelt

GARY | A private management company will continue to operate Gary's Roosevelt College and Career Academy this fall, state officials said.

June 23, 2013 11:15 pm Related

State budget contains offer to settle Gary schools lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS | The state budget approved April 27 by the Indiana General Assembly contains, as expected, appropriations for every state agency to carry out its work over the next two years.

May 06, 2013 12:00 am
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