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Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

While there continues to be upheaval in education at the state level, student test scores continue to show modest gains in Northwest Indiana, schools will make some transitions to comply with Indiana's new state standards and seven new school superintendents head up districts in the region.

August 10, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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No mass exodus of region educators due to retirement changes

No mass exodus of region educators due to retirement changes

Teachers Dave Kenning and Judy Commers are retiring this year from the Porter County Career Center, taking with them more than 60 years of combined experience and institutional knowledge, said Jon Groth, the school's director.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Union Township School Board member resigns to focus on county campaign

UNION TOWNSHIP | The Union Township School Board is accepting applications to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Michael Jessen last week.

June 16, 2014 12:45 pm
The twists and turns of fate

The twists and turns of fate

John Hunter, fifth from left in back row, was wounded in the early 1960s while doing reconnaissance work for the CIA in Laos.

July 04, 2013 12:00 am
The twists and turns of fate

The twists and turns of fate

John Hunter was wounded in the early 1960s during the Vietnam war when while doing reconnaissance work for the CIA.

July 04, 2013 12:00 am
The twists and turns of fate

The twists and turns of fate

Thong Hunter talks about marrying her husband, John, within six weeks after meeting him. When Thong was a young girl in the early 1960s during the Vietnam conflict, she first met John Hunter, who was wounded while doing reconnaissance work for the CIA in Laos near her family's home. When she…

July 04, 2013 12:00 am
The twists and turns of fate

The twists and turns of fate

Thong Hunter said she agreed to marry John Hunter in 1981 because he promised to take in her ailing father, who once rescued John Hunter from a farm field in Laos.

July 03, 2013 10:14 pm
The twists and turns of fate

The twists and turns of fate

In the spring of 1964, Gary serviceman John W. Hunter was shot down by the North Vietnamese Army and left for dead in a Laotian farm field.

July 03, 2013 10:00 pm Photos

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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
Schools, police across region handling social media-fueled rumors

Schools, police across region handling social media-fueled rumors

Last week's shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School and the notion that the world could end Friday has fueled rumors across the region and nation, many of them targeting schools. Police said three teens were arrested Wednesday and Thursday after making threats.

December 20, 2012 1:30 pm Photos

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Local districts review security measures

Local districts review security measures

School districts across Northwest Indiana are reassessing their security plans in the wake of the massacre of 26 children and adults Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

December 17, 2012 5:30 pm Photos

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Issues in Chicago teachers strike mirror concerns of some NWI educators

Issues in Chicago teachers strike mirror concerns of some NWI educators

Some local educators see similarities in the issues facing striking Chicago public school teachers and the problems Indiana teachers have dealt with.

September 10, 2012 4:45 pm Photos

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'Collectively, we know more'

'Collectively, we know more'

Portage may battle Valparaiso and Chesterton on the football field and rivals Hebron and Kouts may be fierce competitors on the basketball court, but when it comes for doing what's best for students in Porter County, educators here agree it's better to drop the competitiveness and collaborat…

March 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Wheeler kids need pranking privileges revoked

It's time for schools to offer a course in Appropriate Pranking.

December 18, 2010 12:00 am
Vandalism closes Wheeler High

Vandalism closes Wheeler High

UNION TOWNSHIP | Vandalism is being blamed for the cancellation of classes at Wheeler High School on Monday and a two-hour delay of classes at the adjacent middle school. Superintendent John Hunter said the vandalism was discovered by custodians arriving at the school early Monday.

December 07, 2010 12:00 am
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