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.
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.
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.
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.
I feel sorry for MSD of Boone Township Schools Superintendent George Letz.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HEBRON | Despite some concern expressed by residents and business owners regarding higher taxes in Boone Township, the School Board approved a general fund referendum.
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.
Some local school officials like the idea of a second school-count day, while others don't.
School districts across Northwest Indiana and the state took a head count Friday, and the numbers were up and down across the board.
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.
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.
HOBART | As local school districts prepare for new evaluation instruments for teachers and principals, nearly 200 school leaders are participating in a workshop on effective supervision.
Valparaiso Community Schools will join a growing number of region school districts starting the school day later on Wednesdays each week to give teachers time to meet and review instructional data, assessments and teaching strategy.
Many schools in Lake and Porter counties showed gains on the state-mandated ISTEP-Plus exam given to students in third through eighth grade each spring.
In 2003, small school corporations in Lake and Porter counties flocked to join a natural gas cooperative created by the Northwest Indiana Educational Service Center in Highland and, for several years, touted the savings.
Local superintendents say it's great the governor put more money into kindergarten, but it's a little misleading to say it will fully fund full-day kindergarten for every district in the state.
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