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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

BB cracks window on M'ville school bus

MERRILLVILLE | A BB or pellet cracked a Merrillville school bus window, and school officials are not sure when it happened.

March 22, 2011 8:30 pm

Register now for GED Preparation class

MERRILLVILLE | Registration has begun for the GED Preparation class being offered through Merrillville Adult Education.

March 15, 2011 3:25 pm
Meeting needs with kneads

Meeting needs with kneads

MERRILLVILLE | Learning how to bake bread wasn't the only lesson Salk Elementary School fourth-graders learned Friday.

March 12, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Pierce fairs well in regional Science Olympiad

Pierce fairs well in regional Science Olympiad

MERRILLVILLE | The Science Olympiad team of Clifford Pierce Middle School placed fourth in the regional tournament held on February 19 at Indiana University Northwest, taking first place in Compute and third-place in Junkyard Challenge, Disease Detectives, and Storm the Castle.

March 11, 2011 11:33 am
State throws out breached ISTEP question

State throws out breached ISTEP question

INDIANAPOLIS | About 83,000 eighth-graders will not receive a score for an essay-writing question on the ISTEP-Plus language arts test because of a breach of test security.

March 10, 2011 3:30 pm Related

Diversity initiatives cut across county lines

Launched more than a decade ago at Pierce Middle School in Merrillville, the popular diversity program espoused by STAND, or Socially Together and Naturally Diverse, continues to get top grades when it comes to moving race relations forward.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am
Planetarium Club gives students close-up view of planets, teamwork

Planetarium Club gives students close-up view of planets, teamwork

MERRILLVILLE | Gathered around a computer terminal with multiple screens, several Pierce Middle School students had no trouble operating the Merrillville Community Planetarium inside the school.

December 21, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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