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E.C. teachers union posts billboard slamming superintendent

E.C. teachers union posts billboard slamming superintendent

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Federation of Teachers, Local AFT 511, posted a billboard prominently Monday at the corner of Indianapolis Boulevard and Columbus Drive saying they don't support the school superintendent.

January 14, 2013 7:51 pm

East Chicago School Board will not extend superintendent's contract

EAST CHICAGO | When a motion to immediately terminate East Chicago Superintendent Michael Harding's contract failed during a meeting Thursday, the School Board voted unanimously not to extend the superintendent's contract.

December 01, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: 'No grades' policy makes no sense

The United States is a nation built on competition. Americans compete for jobs — both to gain them and, because of local or global competition, to keep those jobs. They need to develop that competitive spirit while they are young.

July 09, 2012 12:00 am
E.C. School Board votes against extending superintendent's contract

E.C. School Board votes against extending superintendent's contract

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to not extend the contract of Superintendent Michael Harding beyond 2013.

December 13, 2011 10:15 pm
E.C. School Board terminates Central High School principal

E.C. School Board terminates Central High School principal

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago School Board voted to fire Central High School's principal after two days of hearings.

October 24, 2011 5:20 pm

EDITORIAL: E.C. student boycott would be bad lesson

Parents threatening to keep their children home from school Friday because they are upset with East Chicago school Superintendent Michael Harding should think about what that absence would mean for their children.

September 15, 2011 5:00 pm

E.C. coalition to move forward with school boycott

EAST CHICAGO | Members of the East Chicago Education Reform Coalition plan to move forward with their plans to ask parents and students to boycott the School City of East Chicago on Friday.

September 14, 2011 6:00 pm
Residents take over raucous E.C. School Board meeting

Residents take over raucous E.C. School Board meeting

EAST CHICAGO | About a dozen people carried signs outside East Chicago Central High School on Tuesday demanding Superintendent Michael Harding be placed on administrative leave, while more than 200 people packed the school's mini theater like sardines in an effort to be heard.

September 13, 2011 9:30 pm Photos

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E.C. school leaders vow to continue reforms

EAST CHICAGO | Even though East Chicago Central High School is off probation and improvements have been made, Superintendent Michael Harding told residents Tuesday afternoon the school still has a long way to go.

July 26, 2011 9:15 pm

E.C. School Board reinstates Franklin teacher, doesn't act on Central principal

EAST CHICAGO | A nearly packed cafeteria of community residents, teachers and others applauded Tuesday when the East Chicago School Board voted to accept the superintendent's recommendation to retain teacher Theodis Brown.

March 22, 2011 10:00 pm

Dozens of E.C. Central seniors protest extended year, later graduation date

EAST CHICAGO | About 50 E.C. Central seniors walked out of school shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday in protest of an extended school year and a later graduation date.

March 03, 2011 12:00 am

E.C. teacher fighting to remain with district

EAST CHICAGO | Teachers, parents and community members Tuesday night packed Room 112 at Franklin Academy for a School Board due-process hearing for former dean Theodis Brown.

March 02, 2011 12:00 am
E.C. Central principal says he just wants to do his job

E.C. Central principal says he just wants to do his job

EAST CHICAGO | The Central High School principal has been on administrative leave for a month and is more than ready to get back to work.

February 13, 2011 12:00 am

E.C. community says it's outraged by treatment of teachers

EAST CHICAGO | Nearly a dozen people paraded to the microphone at Tuesday's East Chicago School Board meeting to complain about what they called unfair treatment of the district's teachers and an unresponsive attitude from the superintendent.

February 09, 2011 12:00 am
East Chicago schools roll out Apple computers to students

East Chicago schools roll out Apple computers to students

EAST CHICAGO | An assembly at East Chicago Central High School gym Monday was marked by the hysteria you might see at any Hoosier basketball game.

January 25, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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E.C. Central principal on leave, says superintendent

E.C. Central principal on leave, says superintendent

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago Central High School Principal Jeffery White has been placed on leave.

January 14, 2011 12:00 am

E.C. schools to buy $3.6 million in laptops

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago School Board on Monday voted to spend $3.6 million to buy 2,263 MacBooks for students in grades 5 through 12.

September 22, 2010 12:00 am

East Chicago schools transitioning

EAST CHICAGO | It's the fourth week of school, and some parents are complaining their children's class schedule still is in flux.

September 17, 2010 12:00 am

E.C. schools chief installs new team

EAST CHICAGO | School Superintendent Michael Harding has put in place a number of new administrators, saying East Chicago schools will look at lot different this year.

August 10, 2010 12:00 am

School leaders scrambling to put principals in place

With a couple of weeks left before school starts, superintendents at some Lake County schools which are on probation are scrambling to appoint principals before the school year begins.

August 07, 2010 12:00 am
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