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Gary schools announces improved grades

Gary schools announces improved grades

GARY | While Gary schools Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt maintains she does not like the way the state of Indiana grades schools, she released preliminary grades Wednesday showing several schools improved.

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Jefferson first-graders celebrate International Literacy Day

Jefferson first-graders celebrate International Literacy Day

GARY | Jefferson Elementary School first-graders want you to know reading is fun, and they celebrated in a big way with new books and a parade through the building.

September 08, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Gary school leaders hear preliminary budget

Gary school leaders hear preliminary budget

GARY | As Gary school board members review a budget for 2015, they learned enrollment is down by about 500 students.

September 08, 2014 6:34 pm
Teachers excited for new school year

Teachers excited for new school year

GARY | Teachers in Lake Ridge Schools and Gary Community School Corp. were fired up Monday, a couple of days before school starts, as keynote speakers addressed teachers in those respective districts.

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Renovation work continues at local schools

Renovation work continues at local schools

The largest school renovation project in Northwest Indiana continues in the Lake Central School Corp., where voters in the district approved a $160 million construction referendum in 2011.

August 14, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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IDOE assigns staff member to Gary schools

GARY |  As Gary schools prepare to welcome students Aug. 20, the Indiana Department of Education has assigned a staff member to help implement federal programs and serve as a state liaison with the district.

August 13, 2014 7:30 pm
Communty supports revising school plan

Communty supports revising school plan

GARY | Dunbar-Pulaski eighth-grader Jazmyn Riggs urged members of the Indiana Department of Education to revise the school's improvement plan rather than closing the school or merging it with a higher performing middle school.

August 11, 2014 9:12 pm Photos

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State ed department partners with Gary schools

State ed department partners with Gary schools

GARY | When school begins this fall, the Indiana Department of Education will play a more significant role in operations at the Gary Community School Corp.

August 10, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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Region schools name new administrators

Charles Williams has been promoted to principal at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy.

July 30, 2014 7:24 pm

Board considers renaming school after Michael Jackson

GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. will consider renaming a school after King of Pop Michael Jackson.

July 24, 2014 8:00 pm

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
School officials reviewing new federal breakfast, lunch program

School officials reviewing new federal breakfast, lunch program

Some region school food service directors are looking at new federal guidelines allowing more students to eat free school breakfasts and lunches.

July 06, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Gary school buildings need millions of dollars in repairs

Gary school buildings need millions of dollars in repairs

GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. needs a minimum of $6.5 million to repair and renovate some of the school buildings that will be open this fall.

July 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gary School Board votes to keep Dunbar-Pulaski open

GARY | The Gary School Board voted to keep Dunbar-Pulaski open as a citywide middle school housing seventh- and eighth-graders.

June 26, 2014 6:01 pm

Gary Roosevelt closing sends students to career center

GARY | The water remains off at Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy, and those students will return to class Monday at the Gary Area Career Center. 

June 25, 2014 4:43 pm

Water at Gary Roosevelt turned off

GARY | The water has been turned off at Gary Roosevelt and students were sent home.

June 23, 2014 6:58 pm
Going for the jobs

Going for the jobs

GARY | On the heels of closing six schools and the pending loss of teachers and staff, the Gary Community School Corp. is launching a new program that will put students in a position to get a job or continue their education.

June 04, 2014 8:27 am Photos

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Gary School Board votes to close six school buildings

Gary School Board votes to close six school buildings

GARY | The Gary School Board voted 4-2 on Tuesday to close six school buildings.

June 03, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Parents, students express unhappiness with plans to close Gary schools

GARY | Dorthie Riley, of Gary, sat in the back of the West Side STEM Academy auditorium with her children as she listened to school leaders talk about the school district's financial problems, a multimillion dollar deficit, low tax collections and declining enrollment.

May 29, 2014 9:25 pm
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