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Educational Attainment

GUEST COMMENTARY: Addressing poverty begins with early education

GUEST COMMENTARY: Addressing poverty begins with early education

The Times is to be commended for taking an aggressive approach on the issue of poverty in our country. We know our economy is among the strongest in the world. And yet many of the social issues demographers across the world consider to be important indicators of quality of life are in fact, …

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Expand access to Chicago; expand NWI opportunities

GUEST COMMENTARY: Expand access to Chicago; expand NWI opportunities

Competition among colleges and universities for the best students is constant, spirited and multifaceted. These days, it isn’t enough to “just” have top-flight faculty and facilities. Students are looking for numerous other perks, and a key one today is mass transit.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am

Lake County paychecks stuck in '90s

Lake County residents are still living in 1995, at least when it comes to income, according to a Ball State University study.

August 26, 2013 2:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: The cost of not completing college

GUEST COMMENTARY: The cost of not completing college

Indiana has one of the most generous college financial aid systems in the country, spending more than $280 million on need-based grants and scholarships in the past year alone. Unfortunately, the hard truth is that far too many Hoosiers start college and never finish, and most do not graduat…

March 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Meet Indiana’s challenging higher education goal

GUEST COMMENTARY: Meet Indiana’s challenging higher education goal

Indiana has established an incredibly challenging goal with respect to higher education. To stay competitive, Indiana’s colleges and universities have been asked to produce 10,000 more bachelor degrees each year between now and the year 2025.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Education helps propel people out of poverty

Addressing poverty issues is a complex task. There is no easy answer for how to bring people out of poverty and, more important, how to keep them from dropping back in.

December 23, 2012 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Keon studying costs of dual credit courses

DOUG ROSS: Keon studying costs of dual credit courses

For ages, we've been talking about the educational attainment level in Indiana, and especially in Northwest Indiana. More Hoosiers need to earn college degrees.

October 10, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Some homework for College Bound

The College Bound program in Hammond holds great promise in attracting and retaining homeowners in Hammond and in boosting the educational attainment level, which is so important in economic development efforts.

August 08, 2011 12:00 am
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