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Obama unveils campaign against campus assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is unveiling new public service announcements against campus sexual assault in a campaign being supported by the NCAA and several media companies with reach among college students.

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Colleges work to meet demand for online study

Colleges work to meet demand for online study

As student demand for online courses and degrees continues to grow, local schools are working hard to recruit students.

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Long-term solution needed for small schools

One of the state's smallest school corporations needs to think big if it's to act in the best interest of its students and taxpayers.

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Frataccia outlines $150 million building plan for Valpo schools

VALPARAISO | A $150 million facilities plan for Valparaiso's buildings was presented to the school board and the public Thursday that Superintendent Ric Frataccia said should serve the district for the next 25 years.

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Valpo schools plan receives positive response

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Schools board members expressed initial support for the building concept plans presented Thursday by Superintendent Ric Frataccia that could result in a $150 million referendum in November 2015.

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IUN grad students propose new education strategies

IUN grad students propose new education strategies

GARY | Graduate students at Indiana University Northwest took information from a community conversation on education and developed a strategic plan that was presented Tuesday at a Conversation on Education Part II.

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New elementary school offers aftercare program at youthclub

GARY | Mosaic Community School has opened an elementary school serving grades K-2 for the 2014-15 school year with plans to offer additional grades each subsequent year with a high-quality curriculum, positive school culture with an integration of the arts. Mosaic offer students an active, i…

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

Education through Theater Workshops offer variety

MUNSTER | Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road,  will host a variety of fall workshops for young theater enthusiasts. The workshops will provide professional instruction on acting, singing, choreography and theater, and help students build their public speaking skills and confidence by usi…

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago mayor says students read 2.7 million books

CHICAGO | Chicago Public School students read 2.7 million books this summer as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Readers Summer Learning Challenge, officials announced Monday

September 16, 2014 8:02 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI doesn't need puppet on state board

GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI doesn't need puppet on state board

It’s hard to understand the positions Tony Walker has taken in his role as a member of the Indiana State Board of Education.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: A textbook example of tax relief

EDITORIAL: A textbook example of tax relief

Indiana is one of just nine states that allow school districts to charge textbook fees to students. Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz would like to change that.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
Bayh seeks end to partisan divisiveness for America's sake

Bayh seeks end to partisan divisiveness for America's sake

MERRILLVILLE | Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh proclaimed Wednesday the future of the United States hinges on Americans eschewing divisive partisanship, agreeing to set aside their differences and working together for the good of all.

September 10, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Portage schools to re-evaluate Late Start Wednesday program

PORTAGE | Portage Township School officials may be changing their Late Start Wednesday program into an after school program for teachers.

September 10, 2014 6:21 pm
EDITORIAL: Encourage increased voter turnout

EDITORIAL: Encourage increased voter turnout

Increasing voter turnout is vital to promoting a healthy democracy and building support for the democratic process.

September 09, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Apprenticeships build nation's future

GUEST COMMENTARY: Apprenticeships build nation's future

When you hear the word “apprenticeship,” what comes to mind? Blacksmiths and candlestick makers? Ben Franklin apprenticed as a printer before opening a print shop of his own, and we are still reaping the benefits. George Washington apprenticed as a land surveyor before his military and polit…

September 09, 2014 12:00 am
Partnership graduates first class of certified production technicians

Partnership graduates first class of certified production technicians

PORTAGE | Belinda Holbrook called the Certified Production Technician program from which she and seven others graduated Monday a "blessing."

September 08, 2014 6:45 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Quality after-school care important to all

GUEST COMMENTARY: Quality after-school care important to all

At United Way, we believe education, financial stability and health are the building blocks for a successful life, with education perhaps most significant.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Online learning offers pros, cons

Online learning offers pros, cons

College professors and students agree that while online courses have their challenges, they also have many benefits.

September 06, 2014 7:44 am

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Good people stop bullying

September 06, 2014 12:00 am

Ritz requests more money for Indiana schools

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education is seeking a 3 percent bump in public school funding and the elimination of textbook rental fees in the state's 2016-17 budget that takes effect in July.

September 04, 2014 5:45 pm
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