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MARTIN HENRICHS: Is school funding fooling us?

MARTIN HENRICHS: Is school funding fooling us?

Rich James struck a sympathetic note with me in his Aug. 24 column when he wrote, “It would have been easier to learn Russian than understand how Indiana funded its public school system.” I dropped out of a Russian class, and my mind fogs up when I study school finance.

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State Board of Education settles illegal meeting claim

State Board of Education settles illegal meeting claim

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education has agreed — without admitting misconduct — to settle a lawsuit alleging it held an illegal meeting Oct. 16 when board members privately drafted and approved a letter via email requesting legislative assistance in calculating 2012-13 school grades.

September 03, 2014 6:30 pm Related

Merrillvillle commission eying grants to schools from redevelopment funds

MERRILLVILLE | Infrastructure projects are among the regular issues handled by the Merrillville Redevelopment Commission, but the panel is breaking ground in another direction.

August 15, 2014 10:47 am
Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

While there continues to be upheaval in education at the state level, student test scores continue to show modest gains in Northwest Indiana, schools will make some transitions to comply with Indiana's new state standards and seven new school superintendents head up districts in the region.

August 10, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Education in region grit behind some school names

MARC CHASE: Education in region grit behind some school names

Back-to-school time in Northwest Indiana is a prime opportunity for reflection on that good old-fashioned grit which so thoroughly characterizes our region and the people who built it.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Highly-Rated Schools: Elite 4-star status measures success for NWI

Highly-Rated Schools: Elite 4-star status measures success for NWI

Four-star school status is awarded to the top 25 percent of all schools in the State of Indiana based on test scores, and Northwest Indiana has more than three dozen schools who received the honor during the 2012-13 school year. 

August 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Trial to determine if State Board of Education conducted illegal meeting

Trial to determine if State Board of Education conducted illegal meeting

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education is back in legal hot water after a Marion County judge ruled last week a trial is needed to determine whether the board conducted an illegal meeting.

July 29, 2014 5:27 pm Related
RICH JAMES: Listen to Lux's wisdom on charter schools

RICH JAMES: Listen to Lux's wisdom on charter schools

Would someone please listen to former Merrillville schools superintendent Tony Lux?

May 18, 2014 12:00 am

Salk Elementary School named 2013 National Blue Ribbon School

MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized 286 schools as the 2013 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in improving student academic achievement. Secretary Duncan made this year’s announcement live …

September 26, 2013 11:33 am
Lux: Charter schools are no magic fix for minority education

Lux: Charter schools are no magic fix for minority education

GARY | Indiana's charter school movement is a bad gamble for poor and disadvantaged students, the former Merrillville school superintendent told members of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus.

September 06, 2013 4:00 pm

Munster, Lake Central high schools ranked top Indiana schools in U.S. News report

Ten Northwest Indiana public high schools received top ratings in the U.S. News and World Report 2013 Best High School rankings released this week.

April 26, 2013 12:00 am
Lake County school construction built on red ink

Lake County school construction built on red ink

CROWN POINT | Lake County's public school districts are carrying $1.8 billion in debt on their books.

April 20, 2013 11:30 pm Related

Kindergarten registration coming up for Merrillville kids

MERILLVILLE | The Merrillville Community School Corporation has scheduled registration dates for kindergarten classes beginning in August 2013.

April 03, 2013 5:37 pm

3 Pierce Middle School students charged with illegal possession of handgun

MERRILLVILLE | A Pierce Middle School eighth-grader brought a loaded handgun to school earlier this month, apparently to appear "cool and tough," police said.

March 15, 2013 7:15 pm

Pierce Middle School student expelled for bringing gun to school

MERRILLVILLE | A Pierce Middle School student has been expelled after bringing a gun to school, Merrillville Schools Superintendent Tony Lux said.

March 13, 2013 9:00 pm
Dealership hosts gardening event and makes donations

Dealership hosts gardening event and makes donations

MERRILLVILLE | Fifteen members of the Lake County Master Gardeners Association Inc. participated recently in the Mike Anderson Chevrolet Customer Appreciation Event, which included gardening lessons for customers and two large donations.

September 17, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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M'ville superintendent rips state plan to grade schools

M'ville superintendent rips state plan to grade schools

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's plan to rate schools using grades A-F is an inadequate measure of student learning and unfairly holds teachers and schools responsible for students' lives outside the classroom.

June 15, 2012 4:30 pm Related

Kindergarten sign-ups starting in April at five M'ville schools

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Community School Corp. has scheduled registration for kindergarten classes.

March 11, 2012 12:00 am

Registration to open Monday for new Merrillville students

MERRILLVILLE | New students entering kindergarten through fourth grade in Merrillville can be registered from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Merrillville Community School Corp. administration building, 6701 Delaware St.

July 21, 2011 6:30 pm
Indiana offers little regulation for home schooling

Indiana offers little regulation for home schooling

Indiana is one of 10 states with minimal regulations for students who are home-schooled, according to the nationally recognized Homeschool Legal Defense Association.

May 15, 2011 12:00 am Related
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