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D.205 School Board OKs bleacher repairs at 3 high schools

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Thornton Township High School District 205 School Board approved repairs to the athletic field bleachers at the district's three campuses.

4 hours ago

Hebron school board recognizes retirees

HEBRON | Two long-time employees' retirements were recognized at the Boone Township school board meeting Tuesday.

4 hours ago

Tri-Creek School Board forced to scuttle Lake Prairie school addition

LOWELL | Factors outside their control have forced the Tri-Creek School Board to make several changes to capital project plans.

8 hours ago

Former Griffith school treasurer must repay $34,000

GRIFFITH | A former Ready Elementary School extracurricular treasurer has been accused of misappropriating $17,050 from the Griffith Public Schools.

July 11, 2014 6:00 pm

Lake Ridge Board fills vacancy

CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge School Board has appointed Kenneth Buckley to fill a vacant seat on the board.

July 11, 2014 12:22 pm
Weems scholarships honor legacy and reward educational excellence

Weems scholarships honor legacy and reward educational excellence

EAST CHICAGO | When 22-year-old Rosalyn L. Weems passed away in 1995, her parents Captoria and George vowed to keep her legacy alive.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
New Crete-Monee D.201-U superintendent takes helm

New Crete-Monee D.201-U superintendent takes helm

CRETE | Crete-Monee School District 201-U Superintendent Nathaniel Cunningham Jr. started in his new role this week.

July 10, 2014 12:53 pm
Crete-Monee D.201-U announces new superintendent

Crete-Monee D.201-U announces new superintendent

Nathaniel Cunningham Jr. is the new superintendent at Crete-Monee School District 201-U.

July 10, 2014 11:14 am

GSU to host undergraduate open house Saturday

UNIVERSITY PARK | Governors State University will hold an open house for freshman and transfer students from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

State school board sidelines Ritz

INDIANAPOLIS | The members of Republican Gov. Mike Pence's State Board of Education seized total control of the school policy panel Wednesday by reducing its statutory chairwoman Glenda Ritz, the elected Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, to a mere figurehead.

July 09, 2014 6:30 pm Related


Roosevelt utility bills estimated at $1 million

GARY | The utility bills at Gary Roosevelt, where school has not been in session since late June, amount to about $1 million.

July 09, 2014 5:57 pm

Ivy Tech pursues purchase of Purdue Academic Learning Center

Ivy Tech Community College is pursuing acquisition of the Purdue Academic Learning Center in Merrillville.

July 09, 2014 5:30 pm

Illinois sends schools checks on time, a rare move

CHICAGO | Illinois schools have received promised grant payments from the state on time for the first time since 2007 — but in another sign of the state's precarious financial situation, a top education official has warned schools not to expect the pleasant surprise to become a permanent habit.

July 09, 2014 3:13 pm

Hammond School Board names acting superintendent

HAMMOND | The chief administrator for academic services for the School City of Hammond has been named the acting superintendent while Superintendent Walter Watkins remains hospitalized.

July 08, 2014 7:34 pm
School City of East Chicago names Dr. Youssef Yomtoob new superintendent

School City of East Chicago names Dr. Youssef Yomtoob new superintendent

EAST CHICAGO | The Trustees of the School City of East Chicago have named Dr. Youssef Yomtoob as the district’s new superintendent. His appointment begins July

July 08, 2014 6:58 pm

College of Court Reporting awards $21,000 to nine students

HOBART | The College of Court Reporting awarded almost $21,000 in professional scholarships to nine recent graduates. This purpose of the scholarship is for College of Court Reporting graduates to enhance realtime skills, obtain professional certification, continue education, and purchase eq…

July 08, 2014 6:04 pm

Portage Adult Learning Center holds summer intake session

PORTAGE | Portage Adult Learning Center will conduct a new student intake session at 9 a.m. July 11 for the summer session.

July 08, 2014 12:00 am
Ivy Tech associate professor nets honor

Ivy Tech associate professor nets honor

INDIANAPOLIS | Deborah L. Stipp, a Gary educator with 17 years of teaching experience, has received the Glenn W. and Mary Catherine Sample Award for Excellence in Instruction at Ivy Tech Community College.

July 07, 2014 6:37 pm

Two join National Merit scholarship winners

Two local students were among 2,500 students who won $2,500 National Merit Scholarship Corp. awards. 

July 07, 2014 6:09 pm
Merrillville High named Four Star School

Merrillville High named Four Star School

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville High School joined the ranks of schools which were named Indiana Four Star Schools in the 2012-13 school year.

July 07, 2014 5:18 pm Photos


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