Merrillville Community School Corporation
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.
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.
MERRILLVILLE | Infrastructure projects are among the regular issues handled by the Merrillville Redevelopment Commission, but the panel is breaking ground in another direction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Would someone please listen to former Merrillville schools superintendent Tony Lux?
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 …
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.
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.
CROWN POINT | Lake County's public school districts are carrying $1.8 billion in debt on their books.
MERILLVILLE | The Merrillville Community School Corporation has scheduled registration dates for kindergarten classes beginning in August 2013.
MERRILLVILLE | A Pierce Middle School eighth-grader brought a loaded handgun to school earlier this month, apparently to appear "cool and tough," police said.
MERRILLVILLE | A Pierce Middle School student has been expelled after bringing a gun to school, Merrillville Schools Superintendent Tony Lux said.
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.
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.
MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Community School Corp. has scheduled registration for kindergarten classes.
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.
Indiana is one of 10 states with minimal regulations for students who are home-schooled, according to the nationally recognized Homeschool Legal Defense Association.
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