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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"…
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.
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.
CEDAR LAKE | The teachers at Jane Ball Elementary School put a lot of effort into organizing their classroom libraries and introducing books to their students. They also understand the importance of finding out what their students are interested in reading. The class library has been covered…
MERRILLVILLE | 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 week.
GARY | Gary Literacy Coalition held its first open house last month to introduce residents to the coalition and its mission, activities and accomplishments.
GARY | Primary/Literacy Night was fun for students and parents recently at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy Charter School.
MUNSTER | Northwest Indiana McDonald's Operators are partnering with South Shore Arts, a regional arts organization serving Northwest Indiana communities, to support its The Skin You Live In program.
MUNSTER | Hoops for Hope, a students vs. faculty basketball game, will be at 7 p.m. Friday, in the Munster High School field house, 8808 Columbia Ave.
Ben Clement's new play "A Figment of Reality" will be unveiled at a charity dinner event Nov. 3, 2011 in Gary to benefit literacy.
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