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PUC students to promote literacy at Hammond elementary schools

HAMMOND | Nearly 400 Purdue University Calumet students are partnering with the Lake Area United Way on Friday to advance literacy by mentoring and reading to students in more than 110 School City of Hammond elementary classrooms.

October 02, 2014 12:00 am
Little Free Libraries offer books throughout the community

Little Free Libraries offer books throughout the community

GRIFFITH – Friday is Time Out for Reading day in Northwest Indiana, and if you need something to read, it won't be hard to find in Griffith, thanks to Kathy Ruesken.

October 02, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: United We Read engages children, volunteers, parents

GUEST COMMENTARY: United We Read engages children, volunteers, parents

Imagine for a moment that you lacked the ability to read. How would you find employment that provided a living wage for you and your family if you could not complete a simple job application? How would you be able to drive a car if you could not read directional or street signs? How would yo…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Time out For Reading events asks everyone to put their nose in a book

Time out For Reading events asks everyone to put their nose in a book

MERRILLVILLE | Top-flight athletes are not the only ones to hear a recruiting speech.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Local sports stars bring message of literacy to E.C.

EAST CHICAGO | Administrators at McKinley Elementary School are hoping some local star power will increase literacy among their students.

September 16, 2014 7:15 pm
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
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