Valparaiso Community Schools have been plagued by a lack of effective leadership in recent years, as evidenced by the School Board violating state contracting law, violating board policy, responding late to state funding cuts and hiring past Superintendent Andrew Melin, whose tenure is viewe…
Ambassador Christian Academy in Gary leads the state with the highest number of students using vouchers, at 257 vouchers, for the 2013-14 school year.
The East Chicago and Valparaiso school boards are looking for new school superintendents. The board members must do their homework well on this.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Schools Superintendent Mike Berta has invested 42 years in education and will call it quits for the second time Aug. 6.
Michael Berta, Valparaiso Public Schools superintendent, speaks Monday to the Valpo Rotary Club at Strongbow Inn.
Michael Berta, Valparaiso Community Schools superintendent, speaks Monday afternoon to the Valpo Rotary Club at Strongbow Inn.
It is a universally accepted truth that bullying is bad, and bullying in school should not be tolerated by school officials. But what if the bullying isn't on school property?
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Community School Board gave verbal approval Monday to a tool said to help teachers better meet individual student learning needs.
VALPARAISO | A longtime middle school science teacher was arrested Thursday on charges he took small amounts of cash from the desks of other teachers at the school.
The Valparaiso Community Schools board is right to consider random drug testing for students who park at school or participate in extracurricular activities. Some other districts already have this plan in place.
VALPARAISO | Random drug testing for high school students involved in extracurricular activities or those who have school parking permits could begin in the fall if the Valparaiso Community Schools Board approves a proposal presented Tuesday.
Last week's shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School and the notion that the world could end Friday has fueled rumors across the region and nation, many of them targeting schools. Police said three teens were arrested Wednesday and Thursday after making threats.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso School Board President Mark Maassel began Tuesday night’s meeting with a moment of silence to remember the lives lost in Newtown, Conn.
School districts across Northwest Indiana are reassessing their security plans in the wake of the massacre of 26 children and adults Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
VALPARAISO | It's been a tough couple of years for the Valparaiso Community School Corp. The school's general fund took a hit as a result of state funding formula inequities and cuts at the state level.
VALPARAISO | After one month and six days of retirement, former Portage schools chief Mike Berta will be back on the job Tuesday as interim superintendent of the Valparaiso Community Schools.
PORTAGE | Ten months after switching to a self insurance plan for workers' compensation claims and initiating a safety committee to improve awareness and training, claims regarding workers hurt on the job have dropped dramatically.
PORTAGE | On the surface, it may seem simple.
PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools Superintendent Mike Berta returned Sunday to where he began his 40-year career in education.
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