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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

Gary board meets Thursday on school closings

GARY | The Gary School Board decided against voting on school closings at its meeting Tuesday night, instead the board voted to hold a special community meeting Thursday at West Side STEM Academy.

May 27, 2014 8:10 pm
Gary mayor hosts community conversation on education

Gary mayor hosts community conversation on education

GARY | The community came together Thursday night to begin a conversation about improving education for all students in Gary.

May 22, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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Most Indiana teachers are deemed effective

Most Hoosier school teachers are effective at their jobs based on a report released by the Indiana Department of Education.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am
IREAD-3 scores continue to improve

IREAD-3 scores continue to improve

The Indiana Department of Education released the spring 2014 IREAD-3 test scores, saying that statewide 85.5 percent of third-graders passed the test, up from 85.28 percent for the same period last year.

May 16, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Magic Johnson to raise scholarship funds for Gary public school students

GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. is teaming up with Earvin “Magic” Johnson, the legendary NBA Hall of Famer, philanthropist and businessman, who will be the keynote speaker at a fundraising event for Gary students.

April 21, 2014 6:08 pm

State: 60 days is up for Roosevelt fixes

GARY | Today marks the deadline for Gary Community School Corp. to complete mold remediation and improve indoor air quality at Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy.

April 14, 2014 9:00 pm
Three Gary schools shine

Three Gary schools shine

GARY | Although 13 of 16 Gary schools have been graded D or F by the Indiana Department of Education, three elementary schools are shining stars.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The Week Ahead Lake County

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April 12, 2014 9:00 pm
Ritz pledges to work with Gary schools

Ritz pledges to work with Gary schools

GARY | Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz made a stop in Northwest Indiana on Wednesday to repeat the department is not taking over the Gary schools but will work with the district to build a stronger school system.

April 02, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Gary schools superintendent highlights accomplishments

Gary schools superintendent highlights accomplishments

GARY | On the heels of the state's designating the Gary Community School Corp. a "high risk" district and taking over its federal funds, Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt touted the district's accomplishments and talked about the future.

March 26, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Next step for failing Gary schools is assessing needs

Next step for failing Gary schools is assessing needs

GARY | A needs assessment will be the next step in the process of turning around the failing Gary school district.

March 23, 2014 7:33 pm
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