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Kindergarten

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lost opportunity for early childhood education

Since taking office last year, one of the most exciting things to see in Indiana has been the growing momentum and support for early childhood education.

October 21, 2014 12:00 am

Crossing the Line -- Early Learning

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Early learning.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Jump start into kindergarten

Jump start into kindergarten

PORTAGE | Pairs of students took turns rolling a die Tuesday morning.

July 22, 2014 4:35 pm Photos

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DOUG ROSS: What Indiana is learning about preschool funding

DOUG ROSS: What Indiana is learning about preschool funding

Early childhood education is important to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. He devoted five paragraphs on that subject in his State of the State speech Jan. 14. He even took the rare step of testifying at an Indiana Senate committee hearing on legislation that would implement his idea of a voucher-ba…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Video
Kindergartners treated to 'Wizard of Oz' marionette show

Kindergartners treated to 'Wizard of Oz' marionette show

HOBART | Staff and students at the Early Learning Center at George Earle School took a stroll down the Yellow Brick Road recently.

April 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Portage schools host kindergarten round up April 2

PORTAGE | Kindergarten Round Up in the Portage Township Schools will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. April 2 at each elementary school for children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am

Lake Central Schools offering Kindgergarten enrollment March 12, 13

ST. JOHN | Kindergarten Enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year will be held at all six Lake Central Elementary Schools on Wednesday and Thursday, March 12 & 13 from 9-11 a.m., and Noon - 2 p.m. To be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old on or before August 1, and lega…

March 07, 2014 12:39 pm

EDITORIAL: Make pre-K affordable, make K mandatory

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence took the unusual step of testifying before a Senate committee last week in support of a proposal to offer up to 1,000 vouchers for low-income prekindergarten students. It's a worthy cause.

February 18, 2014 12:00 am
Pence testifies for preschool voucher plan

Pence testifies for preschool voucher plan

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence personally appeared before a Senate committee Wednesday and asked the panel to advance a House-approved prekindergarten voucher program for up to 1,000 low-income Hoosier children.

February 12, 2014 1:42 pm Related
The Times Editorial Board agenda for 2014

The Times Editorial Board agenda for 2014

Have you ever wondered about the editorials you see Sunday through Friday on the Opinion page? We'd like to tell you who we are and what our agenda is for 2014.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: A different education agenda for Pence

EDITORIAL: A different education agenda for Pence

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's 2014 education agenda is aggressive, to say the least.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am Related
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's 2014 education agenda

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's 2014 education agenda

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's 2014 education agenda, released Dec. 10, 2013.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Require kindergarten, test pre-K programs

Democrats in the Indiana Senate are making a big push for state funding for early childhood education. They're headed in the right direction.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am
Kindergarten open house to be held at St. Mary's

Kindergarten open house to be held at St. Mary's

CROWN POINT | On May 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., St. Mary's Catholic Community School will hold a Kindergarten Open House.

April 16, 2013 1:23 pm

School City of Hobart hosting kindergarten kickoff on Monday

HOBART | The Early Learning Center at George Earle Elementary School has scheduled a kindergarten kickoff from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Monday.

April 12, 2013 12:00 am
Kindergartners celebrate their 100th day of school

Kindergartners celebrate their 100th day of school

SCHERERVILLE | At the beginning of the school year, Kelly Rodriguez and Kristy Sliger promised their kindergarten classes at Forest Ridge Academy that there would be a celebration on the 100th Day of School.

March 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Portage schools host kindergarten sign-up April 3

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools kindergarten registration will be held  from 9:30 to 11 a.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. April 3 at each elementary school for children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1.

March 09, 2013 6:21 pm

Chicago schools expand full-day kindergarten

CHICAGO | All incoming Chicago Public Schools students will have access to full-day kindergarten for the first time beginning next year.

February 26, 2013 6:15 pm

House Democrats plan to force vote on Pence tax cut

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans may be forced to cast an uncomfortable vote this month, rejecting Republican Gov. Mike Pence's proposed income tax cut en route to approving their two-year budget plan that increases state spending.

February 15, 2013 1:00 pm

Lake Station schools to hold kindergarten pre-enrollment Feb. 25 to March 1

LAKE STATION | The Lake Station Community Schools are announcing dates for pre-enrollment of next year's kindergarten students.

February 15, 2013 12:00 am
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