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Local districts give students incentives for perfect attendance

As students in Illinois return to the classroom for a new school year, regular school attendance is not only important so students don't fall behind in their studies and receive poor grades.

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Documentary screening at IU Northwest sheds light on mass incarceration in U.S.

GARY | Indiana University Northwest’s One Book…One Campus…One Community reading initiative kicks into high gear Saturday, Oct. 4 with the screening of a highly anticipated documentary that will fuel the discussion of themes in the latest book selection for the 2014-15 academic year, The New …

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Portage schools superintendent invites residents for coffee and a chat

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools Superintendent Richard Weigel is inviting residents to have a chat over a cup of coffee.

August 30, 2014 12:00 am
MIS Marshmallow Challenge has STEM applications

MIS Marshmallow Challenge has STEM applications

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville Intermediate School teacher Stephanie Flaris’s sixth grade Science Students didn’t realize but they were being instructed in a new curriculum STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math). The Marshmallow Challenge activity incorporates all.

August 29, 2014 5:07 pm Photos

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Dolton West Elementary D.148 welcomes new teachers

Dolton West Elementary D.148 welcomes new teachers

RIVERDALE | New Dolton West Elementary District 148 teachers received some helpful tips and information during a two-day orientation program held prior to the start of the 2014-15 school year.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lake Central teachers cash in on grants

Lake Central teachers cash in on grants

August 29, 2014 12:00 am
Lake Central teachers cash in on grants

Lake Central teachers cash in on grants

ST. JOHN | Several Lake Central School Corp. teachers came away with a little cash from a recent School Board meeting.

August 28, 2014 6:45 pm

Chicago schools getting $10M for Safe Passage

CHICAGO | A school safety program beefed up after dozens of Chicago schools were closed last year will get a $10 million infusion from the state of Illinois for further expansion, Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday.

August 28, 2014 3:22 pm
Dolton West Elementary D.148 welcomes new teachers

Dolton West Elementary D.148 welcomes new teachers

Induction/mentor coordinator Michael Hurst of Dolton West Elementary District 148 speaks to new teachers during the two-day orientation program earlier this month.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
Dolton West Elementary D.148 welcomes new teachers

Dolton West Elementary D.148 welcomes new teachers

Dolton West School District 148 welcomes its new teachers to the 2014-15 school year. The district hosted a new teacher orientation for incoming teachers on Aug. 11 and 12. The sessions were led by the district's induction/mentor coordinator Michael Hurst. Pictured front row from left, are: …

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana Dept. of Education gives CPHS Gold Star School Counseling Award for 2014

CROWN POINT | The Indiana Department of Education has Crown Point High School as one of the Indiana schools to receive the Indiana Gold Star School Counseling Award in 2014. Gold Star schools undergo a rigorous process to raise student achievement by creating local community advisory groups …

August 27, 2014 3:18 pm
CPHS Social Studies teacher Bernacky nominated as D1 Educator of the Year

CPHS Social Studies teacher Bernacky nominated as D1 Educator of the Year

CROWN POINT | Crown Point High School Social Studies teacher, Don Bernacky, was nominated as the District 1 and Indiana High School Educator of the Year at The American Legion, Department of Indiana 96th Annual State Convention, in Indianapolis this past July.

August 27, 2014 3:03 pm
St. Mary's to host Golf Outing Sept. 6

St. Mary's to host Golf Outing Sept. 6

CROWN POINT | Come join St. Mary Catholic Community School's Home and School Association at Youche Country Club for the school's annual golf outing. The outing will take place on September 6 at noon. Your $100 registration fee includes 18 holes of golf at a beautiful private club, lunch, ref…

August 27, 2014 2:41 pm

Lowell places resource officer in Tri-Creek schools

LOWELL | Despite unanswered jurisdiction concerns, the Town Council approved a memo of understanding Monday with Tri-Creek Schools that will put a Lowell police officer in the schools 20 hours a week.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

State board cites problems in audit of School City of East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | The Indiana State Board of Accounts cites numerous issues in its latest audit of the School City of East Chicago, including saying the teacher contract signed in 2011 appears to run afoul of a state law prohibiting school corporations from entering into contracts for which the…

August 25, 2014 6:30 pm

Calumet City students invited to Back to School event

CALUMET CITY | Calumet City Elementary District 155 students can benefit from a Back To School Clerk Day taking place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in the City Hall parking lot, 204 Pulaski Road.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am

River Forest Virtual Academy still enrolling students

HOBART | River Forest Community Schools Corp. will continue its Virtual Academy for the 2014-15 school year.

August 24, 2014 6:25 pm

D.215 officials say 'Summer Academy' helped students adjust to high school

CALUMET CITY | Almost 200 eighth-grade graduates from Districts 171, 158, 157, 156, 155, and 154.5 participated in District 215’s inaugural “Summer Academy Transition to High School” program this summer, according to a news release.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing D.158 to study boundary changes

LANSING | Boundary lines in Lansing Elementary District 158 will be examined this year to avoid overcrowding in district schools.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Hanover Schools award contract for three major projects

CEDAR LAKE | The sole bidder for three major projects has been awarded contracts on all of them.

August 23, 2014 12:00 am
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