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TONY LUX: Make statement for public schools at polls

Public school supporters have an opportunity to make a statement at the November midterm elections in Indiana.

October 22, 2014 12:05 am
Veteran teacher teaches first-graders to never stop learning

Veteran teacher teaches first-graders to never stop learning

Judith Vega realized early in life that working with children gave her joy, so she is now in her element as a first-grade teacher at Frank H. Hammond Elementary School in Munster.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

'The Humanities Today' to be discussed at PUC

HAMMOND | “How to Talk about the Value of the Humanities in the Age of Corporate University” will be discussed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Purdue University Calumet’s Gyte Building, Room 103.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am
Pence stands firm against preschool expansion

Pence stands firm against preschool expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Democrats are continuing to pound Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his decision not to seek up to $80 million in federal funds for preschool education in Indiana.

October 21, 2014 4:30 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lost opportunity for early childhood education

Since taking office last year, one of the most exciting things to see in Indiana has been the growing momentum and support for early childhood education.

October 21, 2014 12:00 am

VHS speech and debate team ranked among the top in the nation

VALPARAISO | It takes a special kind of kid to spend long hours, before and after school, during the weekends, nearly year-around, honing their skills of persuasion.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
House Republicans bet on private sector for infant mortality fix

House Republicans bet on private sector for infant mortality fix

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans are preparing to wager the lives of some 700 Hoosier babies a year on their philosophy that the private sector is more capable of reducing infant mortality than any government program.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

IUN Fall Preview Night scheduled for Thursday

GARY | Indiana University Northwest will host Fall Preview Night at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Savannah Center, 3400 Broadway. High school students, adult learners and other students of all ages and interests are invited to speak with faculty members, learn about campus groups and programs, t…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Move

Move

“Exercise has been demonstrated over and over to be useful,” Johnson says. “Truth is, any level is of value.” Walking, he says “gets you outside, and some outside is good as long as you don’t overdo it. The best way to get Vitamin D is sunshine.”Years added? At least three years. That’s the …

October 17, 2014 9:54 am
Get your Homework done and win ice cream

Get your Homework done and win ice cream

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library Youth Services Department is inviting youth to participate in the library’s Tutor.com Contest during the entire month of October at two library locations – the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive, and the Pastrick Branch, 1008 W. Chicago Ave.

October 16, 2014 12:00 am
Getting high school students interested in steel industry

Getting high school students interested in steel industry

Editor's Note: This is part two of a two-part series on the Steelworker for the Future program.

October 15, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Region native heads state's educational outreach to foster children

Region native heads state's educational outreach to foster children

INDIANAPOLIS | The Department of Child Services has selected a Northwest Indiana woman to lead its efforts to improve the educational outcomes of Hoosier foster children.

October 15, 2014 5:15 pm

State Board of Education delays release of school grades

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education postponed the expected release of 2013-14 grades for thousands of Indiana schools Wednesday, instead voting to wait three weeks for five possibly incorrect school ratings to be confirmed.

October 15, 2014 3:10 pm Related

Balanced budget, school funding-fix top priorities for House GOP

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans promised to enact a balanced budget, reform the school funding formula, improve Statehouse ethics and promote public health and safety, if they maintain their majority following the Nov. 4 elections.

October 14, 2014 11:30 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Internships aren't just for college students

A familiar workforce strategy is now being offered to high school students while addressing a need in the labor market.

October 13, 2014 12:00 am
WALTER WILLIAMS: Fight anti-American indoctrination of students

WALTER WILLIAMS: Fight anti-American indoctrination of students

Students at several Jefferson County, Colo., high schools walked out to protest the school board's recently proposed curriculum review committee that seeks to promote patriotism, respect for authority, free enterprise, plus the positive aspects of U.S. history.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Public protections

October 11, 2014 12:00 am
Visclosky gets quick course in Ivy Tech progress, needs

Visclosky gets quick course in Ivy Tech progress, needs

VALPARAISO | As a former business law teacher at Ivy Tech during the 1970s, Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind., said he was impressed with the changes that have occurred at the college since then.

October 10, 2014 5:04 pm Photos

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'Statehouse 101' explains how Indiana Legislature works

'Statehouse 101' explains how Indiana Legislature works

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, and the League of Women Voters are teaming up to help region residents better understand the work of the Indiana General Assembly.

October 09, 2014 7:45 pm
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