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Lansing celebrates literacy

Lansing celebrates literacy

Brandi Smits, department head of Infants, Teens & In-Betweens, poses Saturday with several of the poster displays during the Literacy Fair at the Lansing Public Library in Lansing. This is the first year the library held the fair.

August 09, 2014 5:07 pm
The Lansing Public Library hosts a Literacy Fair in Lansing, Ill. Saturday August 9, 2014.Stephanie Dowell, The Times

The Lansing Public Library hosts a Literacy Fair in Lansing, Ill. Saturday August 9, 2014.Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Byron Burnley, 7, of Lansing, poses Saturday next to his display during the Literacy Fair at the Lansing Public Library in Lansing. Children chose books based on state award lists based on their age groups and created tri-fold poster displays about their book. This is the first year the Lans…

August 09, 2014 5:07 pm

Interest young children in reading and you have a reader for life

By any measure, we know that to do well in school, reading is fundamental. That is not just a catchy phrase, but a fact that teachers will talk at great lengths about, no matter the subject area.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

New sorority chapter focuses on literacy and charitable events

SCHERERVILLE | A group of local women has formed a new chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, a leadership and service sorority, in the Northwest Indiana area. The local chapter is Chi Omega, and its focus is on service, education, and social activities for members (women 18 and older). The chapter…

April 30, 2014 12:00 am

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
Reading gives you a Jumpstart

Reading gives you a Jumpstart

GARY | Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign, "Read for the Record," presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, is one time of the year when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy and support Jumpstart in its efforts to promote early childhood education.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am
Public school chiefs promote Time Out for Reading and Books to Bridge the Region

Public school chiefs promote Time Out for Reading and Books to Bridge the Region

MERRILLVILLE | The Northwest Indiana Literacy Coalition and Books to Bridge the Region made their annual presentation to area school superintendents at the Northwest Indiana Public Schools Study Council meeting last month.

September 09, 2013 12:00 am
Gary school is Building Literacy with Legos

Gary school is Building Literacy with Legos

GARY | 21st Century Charter School will create and host a monthly after school literacy program for children in grades 1 to 3 called Building Literacy with Legos with help from a Ken Woodruff Mini Grant awarded by the Northwest Indiana Literacy Coalition.

February 20, 2013 12:00 am
Literacy group honors Time Out for Reading winners

Literacy group honors Time Out for Reading winners

MERRILLVILLE | Pictures may tell a thousand words, but words are the reason for the pictures when the Northwest Indiana Literacy Coalition celebrates its Time Out for Reading program.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Parents learn ways to help children read better

Parents learn ways to help children read better

HAMMOND | In an effort to engage parents in their children's education, the Hammond Education Foundation is working with seven School City of Hammond elementary schools and the parents of young children to promote literacy.

November 27, 2012 6:45 pm Photos

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New state superintendent looks past party labels for good ideas

New state superintendent looks past party labels for good ideas

INDIANAPOLIS | Glenda Ritz, the newly elected Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, isn't going to let a state government controlled by Republicans stop her from making changes she believes will improve Indiana's schools.

November 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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ANDREA NEAL: Reading 20 minutes a day is reform that works

ANDREA NEAL: Reading 20 minutes a day is reform that works

Before lawmakers throw money at the thorny issue of early-childhood education they should consider an experiment in Richmond aimed at getting parents to read to their children daily.

October 18, 2012 12:00 am
Clifford brings books to children in Hammond parks

Clifford brings books to children in Hammond parks

HAMMOND | The School City of Hammond Title 1 Book Mobile visited city parks last summer during nutrition programs accompanied by Clifford the Big Red Dog.

October 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Foundation receives grant to advance literacy through parental engagement

HAMMOND | Hammond Education Foundation has received a $15,000 grant from the Legacy Foundation to fund a new child literacy program triggered by parental engagement.

October 18, 2012 12:00 am

Language, literacy sikills development workshop offered

UNIVERSITY PARK | Parents and others interested in developing language and literacy skills in children are invited to attend a free, interactive workshop at Governors State University.

October 12, 2012 12:00 am
Reading and rainbows

Reading and rainbows

CROWN POINT | More than 600 participants gathered in the Eisenhower Elementary School gym for a literacy assembly at 10 a.m. Oct. 5 to participate in the annual Time Out for Reading event.

October 12, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Teens model reading wear

Teens model reading wear

Students in Mary VanDeursen's third-grade class at Salk Elementary School listen intently as Katy Guzek, a Merrilville High School junior, reads them Friday morning during the Time Out for Reading program. Guzek is wearing a clown's red nose, part of the program's "stick your nose in a book"…

October 05, 2012 12:24 pm
Teens model reading wear

Teens model reading wear

Paige Mills, a Merrilville High School junior, reads Friday to Barb Law's third-grade class at Salk Elementary School as part of the Time Out for Reading program.

October 05, 2012 12:24 pm
Top Ten reasons to read

Top Ten reasons to read

HAMMOND | Students at St. John Bosco School have thought a lot about the importance of reading. They won the Northwest Indiana Literacy Coalition’s “Ten Reasons To Read” Contest.

September 28, 2012 12:00 am
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