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RICH JAMES: Too many negatives define Hoosier state

RICH JAMES: Too many negatives define Hoosier state

Just a week ago, the front page of this newspaper provided a microcosm of what Indiana is all about.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
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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New collaborations to help students experience positive outcomes

New collaborations to help students experience positive outcomes

GARY | State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz will visit the Gary Community School Corporation on Wednesday, April 2.

April 01, 2014 3:42 pm

Indiana quits Common Core for good

INDIANAPOLIS | Students attending Indiana elementary and high schools will learn material different from what's taught in nearly every other state in the nation, starting this fall.

March 24, 2014 12:20 pm

EDITORIAL: State must turn around troubled schools

The Indiana Department of Education is stepping in at Gary Community School Corp., labeling it a high-risk district. That could allow the state to take control of the district's federal funds, including determining how they're spent.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am
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

Glenda Ritz to focus on literacy during PUC visit

HAMMOND | Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz will stop in the region Thursday to promote her literacy campaign.

March 23, 2014 5:30 pm
IDOE to partner with Gary schools

IDOE to partner with Gary schools

GARY | The Indiana Department of Education has labeled the Gary Community School Corp. a high risk district, paving the way to take over its federal funds and determine how they are spent.

March 17, 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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RICH JAMES: Back home again in Indiana, honest to goodness

RICH JAMES: Back home again in Indiana, honest to goodness

It’s good to be back home again in Indiana after a brief respite where no one ever has seen snow.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Delph’s re-election isn't foregone conclusion

BRIAN HOWEY: Delph’s re-election isn't foregone conclusion

Mike Delph is a Republican state senator from Carmel, but he is well known to Republicans throughout the state.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am
State Superintendent Glenda Ritz speaks about educational issues

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz speaks about educational issues

CROWN POINT | State Superintendent, Glenda Ritz, was the guest speaker at the IASP Roundtable at Crown Point High School on Friday, January 31. After a brief reception, the principals and other guests gathered in the auditorium to listen to Glenda Ritz speak on different educational issues. …

February 21, 2014 3:15 am

IDOE offers options to make up snow days

The state is giving local school districts a variety of options for snow makeup days.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Indiana doesn't need extra education agency

House Republicans stood up for costly duplication of services when they thwarted Democratic leader Scott Pelath's attempt to pull the financial plug on the Center for Education and Career Innovation.

February 10, 2014 12:00 am

House Republicans kill attempt to defund new Pence agency

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans stood up for a controversial new state agency last week, voting down a proposal by House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, to defund Gov. Mike Pence's Center for Education and Career Innovation.

February 02, 2014 8:15 pm
state super visits school

state super visits school

Morgan Elementary School Principal Michelle Friesen-Carper, top left, and Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, sit with fifth-grade students for a portrait Friday as Ritz toured the school.

January 31, 2014 4:11 pm
state super visits school

state super visits school

Morgan Township Elementary School Physical Education Instructor Donna Schumacher, left, talks with Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz during a tour Friday of Morgan Township Elementary School.

January 31, 2014 11:53 am
Chief pays Blue Ribbon school a visit

Chief pays Blue Ribbon school a visit

January 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Child tan ban, cursive writing mandate approved by Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | More than two dozen legislative proposals were separately approved Thursday by the Republican-controlled House and Senate, sending them across the Statehouse rotunda and into the opposite chamber.

January 23, 2014 3:39 pm Related
RICH JAMES: McDermott wants Wieser to run against Slager

RICH JAMES: McDermott wants Wieser to run against Slager

Lake County Democratic Chairman Thomas McDermott Jr. wants Jim Wieser to run against state Rep. Hal Slager, R-Schererville, in the 15th House District.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
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