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Hebron school board thanks outgoing superintendent for service

HEBRON | Boone Township school board members and teachers showered gratitude on outgoing superintendent George Letz, who presided over his last school board meeting Tuesday evening.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am

Hebron school leaders counting on referendum

HEBRON | Administrators, parents and staff in the Metropolitan School District of Boone Township have done a lot of work to make residents aware of and educate them about the upcoming school referendum vote.

May 02, 2014 12:00 am
Agencies use National Autism Month to spread awareness

Agencies use National Autism Month to spread awareness

Ed Martin, of Portage, remembers when his son was diagnosed with autism at a year and a half. He said there were no programs for his son, who is now almost 50.

April 29, 2014 7:51 pm Photos

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Schools comply with new Indiana bullying law

Schools comply with new Indiana bullying law

While schools across the country encourage anti-bullying programs, Indiana is one of the few states that require them.

March 18, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Out with the new, in with the old?

Out with the new, in with the old?

Educators say Indiana's new standards about what students should know and be able to do at each grade level are not measuring up.

March 16, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Hebron schools give referendum another spin

HEBRON | Given approval earlier Tuesday by the Porter County Election Board, the Hebron School Board voted Tuesday night to put a referendum on the May 6 primary ballot.

February 18, 2014 9:00 pm
MSD Boone Township board to vote on referendum

MSD Boone Township board to vote on referendum

HEBRON | School leaders in the Metropolitan School District of Boone Township hope to have more success with a general fund referendum than they did a year ago.

February 17, 2014 11:30 am Photos

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Superintendents will be eyeing Thursday SBOE meeting

As districts continue to close schools following relentlessly cold weather and snow, they also are looking at how to make up those days and whether the ISTEP+ test will be pushed back.

February 05, 2014 6:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Keep moving on Common Core implementation

While people like U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita and Indiana lawmakers push back against Common Core standards, schools are going forward with implementation. The schools are right to do so.

July 28, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Why Boone voters might be down on the levy

PHIL WIELAND: Why Boone voters might be down on the levy

I feel sorry for MSD of Boone Township Schools Superintendent George Letz.

July 26, 2013 12:00 am
Hebron has few options after losing referendum

Hebron has few options after losing referendum

In the two months since the Metropolitan School District of Boone Township lost its appeal to voters for additional funding, the district has reduced both teachers and programs, the superintendent said.

July 23, 2013 12:00 am

Hebron schools unhappy ISTEP will continue

HEBRON | Hebron school officials were still upset Wednesday about the snafus with the state's ISTEP test and the legislature's move that will doom schools to one or two more years of giving the test.

May 19, 2013 8:20 pm

Boone Twp. considers calling for recount

HEBRON | A decision whether to seek a recount of the four-vote defeat of the May 7 Boone Township Schools referendum will be made in the next couple of days.

May 15, 2013 9:11 pm

EDITORIAL: Vote yes on school tax referendums

There are separate extenuating circumstances, but the core problem faced by the Munster, Union Township and Boone Township school districts is a failure of the state government to adequately fund the operation of local schools.

May 05, 2013 12:00 am

Hebron School Board approves tax referendum

HEBRON | Despite some concern expressed by residents and business owners regarding higher taxes in Boone Township, the School Board approved a general fund referendum.

January 22, 2013 9:30 pm
Some local superintendents call state's school funding formula inequitable

Some local superintendents call state's school funding formula inequitable

Pamela May does not know a lot about Gary's per-student funding and what it means to her only daughter, a junior in the high-ability program at West Side Leadership Academy.

September 08, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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Additional school count day proposed

Some local school officials like the idea of a second school-count day, while others don't.

February 06, 2012 6:30 pm
Enrollment numbers spike, drop for some local districts on count day

Enrollment numbers spike, drop for some local districts on count day

School districts across Northwest Indiana and the state took a head count Friday, and the numbers were up and down across the board.

September 16, 2011 9:30 pm Photos

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Teachers go back to school

Teachers go back to school

HEBRON | School Superintendent George Letz welcomed back 160 school employees including 70 teachers Tuesday on orientation day. School starts Wednesday for the district's 1,100 students.

August 23, 2011 6:00 pm Photos

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New school laws create competition

New school laws create competition

As school begins this month, legislation that was passed in the 2011 session will have a widespread impact on schools across Indiana. But the jury is still out on whether the new initiatives will have a positive impact on student achievement.

August 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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