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GUEST COMMENTARY: Schools' A-F grading system must be fair

When the baby boomers were in school, the expectation at home was to do well in school. Doing well was defined as performing sufficiently academically and behaviorally. Failure would have significant consequences.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am
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IREAD tests students' skills

IREAD tests students' skills

Ja'La Hardaway, 9, works on a reading assignment Tuesday in teacher Verna Ruiz's third-grade classroom at Fieler Elementary School in Merrillville.

May 15, 2012 3:02 pm
IREAD tests students' skills

IREAD tests students' skills

Teacher Verna Ruiz talks about a reading assignment Tuesday with third-grader Nijah Meux, 9, at Fieler Elementary School in Merrillville. About 85 percent of Merrillville Community School Corp. third-graders passed the state's new IREAD exam. The test differs from the ISTEP-Plus because it a…

May 15, 2012 3:02 pm
IREAD tests students' skills

IREAD tests students' skills

Third-grader Nijah Meux, 9, reads "Cactus Hotel" during a reading assignment in Verna Ruiz's classroom Tuesday at Fieler Elementary School in Merrillville.

May 15, 2012 3:02 pm
Marine visits Griffith school before heading to California

Marine visits Griffith school before heading to California

Third-grade teacher Mary Sanger hands U.S. Marine Pvt. Christopher Curnow, 19, his "cover" Tuesday during a visit to her classroom at Wadsworth Elementary School in Griffith. Sanger was Curnow's teacher, and her students had been writing Curnow as he went through basic training. He graduated…

April 10, 2012 1:35 pm
Marine visits Griffith school before heading to California

Marine visits Griffith school before heading to California

U.S. Marines Pvt. Christopher Curnow, 19, takes questions Tuesday morning from students in Mary Sanger's third-grade class at Wadsworth Elementary School in Griffith. Curnow had been writing to Sanger's students as he went through basic training in San Diego. "I grew up watching fighting mov…

April 10, 2012 1:35 pm
It's a Jungle Out There

It's a Jungle Out There

The gymnaisum at Kyle Elementary School in Portage was turned into a musical jungle Thursday by second-graders and music teacher Margie Gough. With help from teachers and parents, about 80 students presented, "It's a Jungle Out There," a musical by Mary Donelly and George Strid that is both …

March 22, 2012 11:40 pm
It's a Jungle Out There

It's a Jungle Out There

Students at Kyle Elementary School in Portage watch as second-graders perform in their spring musical, "It's a Jungle Out There."

March 22, 2012 5:05 pm
It's a Jungle Out There

It's a Jungle Out There

Second-grade student "monkeys" sing "Goin' Bananas" Thursday at Kyle Elementary School in Portage as they perform in the musical "It's a Jungle Out There." The performance included four songs, one for each second-grade class, and three main characters who are searching for the key to happiness.

March 22, 2012 5:00 pm
It's a Jungle Out There

It's a Jungle Out There

Alana Snell, as Spots, left, and Jewel Albee, as Stripes discuss what they learned on their search for the key to happiness Thursday during the second-grade spring musical at Kyle Elementary School in Portage.

March 22, 2012 5:00 pm
It's a Jungle Out There

It's a Jungle Out There

Second-grade "hyenas" sing along Thursday during a musical performance of "It's a Jungle Out There" at Kyle Elementary School in Portage. Four second-grade classes performed under the direction of music teacher Margie Gough.

March 22, 2012 5:00 pm
It's a Jungle Out There

It's a Jungle Out There

Cheetahs and monkeys and elephants, oh my! oh, and Hyenas, too. Second-grade "elephants" watch as their classmates perform Thursday afternoon at Kyle Elementary School in Portage as they participate in the presentatiaon of "It's a Jungle Out There," a musical by Mary Donelly and George Strid…

March 22, 2012 5:00 pm
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