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New Kyle principal, Fegely assistant principal named

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board approved two new administrators for the upcoming school year.

9 hours ago

Study: Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools

CHICAGO | Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools — their health may also benefit, a study suggests.

10 hours ago

Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools

CHICAGO (AP) — Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools — their health may also benefit, a study suggests.

22 hours ago

GUEST COMMENTARY: Educational choice will defeat poverty

Trying to change a treasured institution is risky. It can bring improvement or disaster. It most certainly will be divisive because entrenched leaders will try to protect their power, prestige and financial interests.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

St. Florian hopes to increase enrollment with scholarships

CHICAGO | As St. Florian School readies to open its doors for a new school year Aug. 25, school officials are hoping for continued success in fundraising and increased enrollment.

July 19, 2014 10:00 pm
Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Indiana's gaming industry and the 14,000 Hoosiers it employs may hinge on decisions made this summer by a small group of state lawmakers.

July 19, 2014 7:00 pm Related

PUC Educational Talent Search's ‘Project Excel’ starts Monday

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet’s Educational Talent Search program is hosting a free enrichment program Monday through Aug. 1 designed to enhance reading, mathematical and technology skills for incoming seventh- and eighth-graders.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am
SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others

SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others

HOOVER, Ala. | Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform — not that they're complaining.

July 17, 2014 4:35 pm
SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others

SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has advocated that players should be getting a bigger piece of college athletics' substantial monetary pie for years.

July 17, 2014 4:35 pm
St. John Chamber of Commerce rewards local graduates

St. John Chamber of Commerce rewards local graduates

ST. JOHN | The St. John Chamber of Commerce recently awarded three, $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors from St. John, Lindsey Trepton, of Hanover Central High School, and Bridget Protsman and Tari Markowski, both from Lake Central High School.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am
State ends budget year with surplus, despite revenue drop

State ends budget year with surplus, despite revenue drop

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana took in more money than it spent during the 2014 budget year, even as Republican Gov. Mike Pence's tax cuts dropped total state revenue below the prior year for the first time since the Great Recession.

July 14, 2014 5:30 pm Related
Engineering professor at VU receives prestigious national award

Engineering professor at VU receives prestigious national award

For computer and electrical engineering department chair and professor Jeff Will, his dedication has been acknowledged on a national level through an American Society of Engineering Education National Outstanding Teaching Medal.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am

Sign up for PUC Engineering Summer Camp

HAMMOND | Building an air conditioner, learning how airplanes fly, making and testing concrete, and gaining insights into how tall buildings are designed are in store for middle and high school students who participate in Purdue University Calumet’s Engineering Summer Camp, July 21-25. The a…

July 14, 2014 12:00 am

Private schools add lacrosse to attract students

INDIANAPOLIS | Wabash College is launching a varsity lacrosse program next year and already has players from Chicago, California and Washington. Not bad for a school that doesn't offer athletic scholarships.

July 13, 2014 5:30 pm

New law to help Illinois students with dyslexia

CHICAGO | A new Illinois law aims to help dyslexic students by training educators on how to better identify and teach young people with the learning disability.

July 12, 2014 11:12 am
Program puts participants in touch with cadavers

Program puts participants in touch with cadavers

GARY | Surrounding cadavers on stretchers, grouped around backlit X-ray boxes and gathered in front of computer screens, participants in this year's International Human Cadaver Prosection Program spent Friday imaging the deceased. 

July 11, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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TONY LUX: An example of hypocritical school funding decreases

Derek Redelman of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce recently claimed school counselors aren’t meeting student needs regarding preparation for college and careers. His source of information is a survey conducted by the chamber regarding how much time school counselors spend on various school duties.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Cancer center programs serve patients and families

MUNSTER | Cancer Resource Centre, 926 Ridge Road, offers free education programs, mind/body/spirit classes and support groups for those with a cancer diagnosis and their caregivers. Call (219) 836-3349 to register.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

State school board sidelines Ritz

INDIANAPOLIS | The members of Republican Gov. Mike Pence's State Board of Education seized total control of the school policy panel Wednesday by reducing its statutory chairwoman Glenda Ritz, the elected Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, to a mere figurehead.

July 09, 2014 6:30 pm
Most lawmakers in tune with Chamber of Commerce agenda

Most lawmakers in tune with Chamber of Commerce agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | If you picture the 150 members of the General Assembly as a choir, this year they sang their loudest hosannas for the business-first agenda of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

July 04, 2014 8:00 pm Related
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