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Constant distractions are deterrent to learning

There's been a lot of blame going around as to who is the fault for our kids being dubbed the dumbest generation.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Open discussion creates well-rounded individuals

YOUNG VOICES: Open discussion creates well-rounded individuals

High school is traditionally thought to be a “coming of age” time – a period of growth, learning and, hopefully, maturity in a person’s life.

December 16, 2013 12:00 am
Living in a Digital World: Technology transforms how students learn

Living in a Digital World: Technology transforms how students learn

VALPARAISO | Elena Williams uses an iPad to play a phonics game while Sam Dolson, 7, left and David Gonzalez, 7 watch in Laura Doran's first grade students at Central Elementary School as Central participated in Digital Learning Day in February, a national celebration of educators that shine…

August 25, 2013 9:00 am
Living Language

Living Language

Whether planning a trip to another country or a student preparing for a foreign language course, Living Language is one of the foremost names in foreign language self-study for more than 65 years. Today, options are now multi-platform, including interactive and more efficient means of learni…

August 07, 2013 6:30 pm
YOUNG VOICES: With parents' help, teens learn value of freedom

YOUNG VOICES: With parents' help, teens learn value of freedom

Being employed at a firework place, I am surrounded by the concept of freedom. Maybe it is because of the same patriotic CD set on repeat or the fact that the place bleeds red, white and blue.

July 01, 2013 12:00 am
Music, projects exhibits, technology highlight D.158 Family Learning event

Music, projects exhibits, technology highlight D.158 Family Learning event

Choir instructor Lori Langridge leads the Memorial Junior High School Choir as they warm up Tuesday night during Family Learning Celebration at Memorial Junior High School. The choir performed following the school's concert band, and kindergarten students in District 158.

March 19, 2013 8:12 pm
Music, projects exhibits, technology highlight D.158 Family Learning event

Music, projects exhibits, technology highlight D.158 Family Learning event

Visitors to Memorial junior High School listen to kindergarten students from District 158 perform Tuesday night during the Family Learning Celebration.

March 19, 2013 8:11 pm
Music, projects exhibits, technology highlight D.158 Family Learning event

Music, projects exhibits, technology highlight D.158 Family Learning event

Fifth-grade students Israel Melendez, left, and Nathan Vana look at Nathan's robotics project at Memorial Junior High School Tuesday night during the Family Learning Celebration hosted by all schools in District 158. The celebration fetured concerts by children and bands, project exhibits, t…

March 19, 2013 8:11 pm
Music, projects exhibits, technology highlight D.158 Family Learning event

Music, projects exhibits, technology highlight D.158 Family Learning event

Kindergarten students from Lansing School District 158 perform the song "You Have the Power" Tuesday night during the Family Learning Celebration at Memorial Junior High School. The event featured concerts by children and bands, project exhibits, technology demos and a variety of fun through…

March 19, 2013 8:06 pm
Science Can Be Fun

Science Can Be Fun

Kids are naturally curious and are full of questions about the world around them. Parents and teachers can help keep that curiosity alive by finding ways to make learning about science fun and engaging.

February 19, 2013 12:00 am
Challenger Learning Center to offer underwater astronaut camp

Challenger Learning Center to offer underwater astronaut camp

St. Paul's Lutheran School fifth-graders Faith Blair, Trevor Schoon and Steven Biegel launch an air-powered balloon rocket suspended on a fishing line strung between two chairs Tuesday at the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana.

February 12, 2013 1:08 pm
Challenger Learning Center to offer underwater astronaut camp

Challenger Learning Center to offer underwater astronaut camp

Aaron Wilkes, 11, right, watches as Commander Ann Vassar talks about the position and aerodynamics of a cargo hold mounted on a balloon rocker Tuesday at the Challenger Learning Center during a rocket lab for students from St. Paul's Lutheran School. The students were on a field trip at the …

February 12, 2013 1:08 pm
Students at Central Elementary participate in Digital Day of Learning

Students at Central Elementary participate in Digital Day of Learning

First-grade teacher Laura Doran questions students as they play Reading Jeopardy on Wednesday as Central Elementary School in Valparaiso participated in Digital Learning Day, a national celebration of educators that shines a spotlight on successful instructional technology practice in classrooms.

February 06, 2013 1:52 pm
Students at Central Elementary participate in Digital Day of Learning

Students at Central Elementary participate in Digital Day of Learning

Elena Williams uses an iPad to play a phonics game while Sam Dolson, 7, left and David Gonzalez, 7, watch Wednesday morning in Laura Doran's first-grade classroom at Central Elementary School in Valparaiso. Central students participated in the nationwide Digital Learning Day.

February 06, 2013 1:52 pm
Students at Central Elementary participate in Digital Day of Learning

Students at Central Elementary participate in Digital Day of Learning

Lucas Adams, 7, left, and Yasmin Gallegos, 8, cheer while playing Reading Jeopardy in Laura Doran's first-grade classroom Wednesday morning at Central Elementary School in Valparaiso as part of the school's participation in Digital Learning Day.

February 06, 2013 1:52 pm
Inspired e-learning for kids

Inspired e-learning for kids

With so many e-books, apps and gadgets out on the market today, it's easier than ever to integrate learning into your child's play time.

December 10, 2012 9:00 am
Success in school: Learning disabilities can be helped with the right tools

Success in school: Learning disabilities can be helped with the right tools

With school back in session, parents hope their children will find a path to academic success. Learning disabilities, once considered road blocks to that success, can now be helped with the right tools, according to local educators.

September 05, 2012 5:00 pm Photos

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Form and Function

Form and Function

August 29, 2012 2:06 pm
Child Sense: Helping your child with end-of-year testing

Child Sense: Helping your child with end-of-year testing

End-of-year testing is now upon us and it can be one of the most stressful times of the year for our children.

April 30, 2012 9:00 am
10 ideas for getting your kids to eat their veggies

10 ideas for getting your kids to eat their veggies

10 ideas for getting your kids to eat their veggies

December 27, 2011 9:00 am
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