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E.C. Superintendent Harding retires

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago School Superintendent Mike Harding retired effective Wednesday.

October 29, 2013 9:30 pm

E.C. school superintendent returns to work

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago school Superintendent Michael Harding returned to work Friday.

October 25, 2013 7:00 pm

E.C. board appoints another interim superintendent

EAST CHICAGO | The School City of East Chicago board has appointed a new interim superintendent to oversee the district through this month.

October 09, 2013 6:52 pm
RICH JAMES: East Chicago school system is changing

RICH JAMES: East Chicago school system is changing

When he was running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2007, U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh told me it was like building a sand castle one grain of sand at a time.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am

E.C. School Board names interim superintendent

EAST CHICAGO | The School City of East Chicago board named veteran school administrator William "Bill" Gall as the district's interim superintendent.

July 03, 2013 10:52 am

3 fairs aim to improve child health before school starts

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana education and health leaders will work together next month to provide child health screenings and enroll children in health insurance programs.

July 26, 2012 8:00 pm
Field Education Center Opens

Field Education Center Opens

EAST CHICAGO | After four years, The School City of East Chicago (SCEC) reopened Field School on Monday, September 19, as an "Education Center" that houses new programs for students, including the Transition Program, Real Choices Program, GED Program, and Early Childhood Program.

September 26, 2011 10:27 am
MARK KIESLING: Boycott fails to educate E.C. students

MARK KIESLING: Boycott fails to educate E.C. students

It looks like the coalition to "reform" East Chicago schools was the mouse that roared.

September 18, 2011 12:00 am
Coalition takes a stand; walkout's impact on E.C. schools unknown

Coalition takes a stand; walkout's impact on E.C. schools unknown

EAST CHICAGO | Though unable to provide a count of students who chose to stay home in a show of dissatisfaction with the city's public school administration, members of the East Chicago Education Reform Coalition believe they had some success Friday morning.

September 16, 2011 12:00 pm Photos

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E.C. teachers stunned by longer days, calendar

EAST CHICAGO | Days before school is scheduled to start in East Chicago, teachers said they did not know what time to report.

August 09, 2011 9:15 pm
Down to the wire for local schools on probation

Down to the wire for local schools on probation

It's down to the wire. There are just a few more weeks before Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett makes a recommendation to the Indiana State Board of Education regarding 18 schools across the state on probation.

July 18, 2011 11:30 am Photos

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Least intervention urged at E.C. Central

EAST CHICAGO | In the eight months that he's been mayor, Anthony Copeland said he's heard more complaints about the school system than he has about the city's $15 million deficit.

June 27, 2011 9:37 pm

E.C. School Board to wade through questions from public

EAST CHICAGO | The School City of East Chicago board has agreed to review questions from the community that were submitted during a public forum in April. It also plans to answer questions that were not dealt with in a follow-up meeting.

May 31, 2011 9:10 pm

Missing student laptops spur investigation in E.C.

EAST CHICAGO | School City of East Chicago officials and police are investigating additional reports of stolen or missing laptops.

May 30, 2011 3:15 pm

State reports: E.C. Central, Calumet high schools need to improve

Recently released Indiana Department of Education reports target problems, unmet goals and areas of improvement within East Chicago Central and Calumet high schools.

May 11, 2011 8:00 pm

Harding responds to questions at community forum

EAST CHICAGO | School Superintendent Mike Harding used a community forum Tuesday night to respond to questions regarding his administration and the district's strategic plan.

April 26, 2011 9:45 pm

East Chicago students report stolen MacBooks

EAST CHICAGO | Several student Apple MacBooks have been lost or stolen after the School City of East Chicago invested millions to purchase them.

April 26, 2011 9:00 pm

New law brings major changes for local teachers unions

While several local teachers unions have settled their contracts, many are learning they have only until June 30 to get a new agreement before Senate Bill 575 takes effect.

April 23, 2011 5:00 pm

E.C. schools address uniforms, budget

EAST CHICAGO | Like many Northwest Indiana schools districts, East Chicago schools have mandated uniforms to create a more positive educational environment, free of distractions that lead to discipline problems.

September 11, 2010 12:00 am
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