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Use of marijuana doesn't change, attitude does

Use of marijuana doesn't change, attitude does

Whether they call it kush, loud or weed, Officer Wilson Pierce can smell the freshly smoked marijuana on students as they file into their morning classes.

June 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Gary woman says son, 11, was bullied, beat up in school bathroom

GARY | A Gary mother contends her 11-year-old son has been bullied for three years and was beaten up in an elementary school bathroom last week by other fifth-graders; one of the students video-taped the beating on his cell phone and later showed the principal.

March 27, 2012 12:22 pm

Gary schools re-establish a middle school

GARY | Gary Community School Corp. intends to provide additional options for seventh- and eighth-grade students this fall, including returning to a middle school format.

February 18, 2012 8:00 pm

Some area schools still spank as discipline

Indiana is one of 20 states where spanking remains an option for student discipline.

January 22, 2012 11:00 pm
MARK KIESLING: Campbell incompetent or just a scapegoat?

MARK KIESLING: Campbell incompetent or just a scapegoat?

The Chicago White Sox have performed on a subpar level this year.

September 16, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: A new deal for Roosevelt, state

Indiana's school accountability law is not just a series of vague threats. Action has to be taken for the accountability to be real. And finally that action is occurring.

August 31, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Gary Roosevelt takeover can be a winning situation

MARK KIESLING: Gary Roosevelt takeover can be a winning situation

Is this the beginning of the end or the start of a trend?

August 29, 2011 12:00 am
State to take over Gary's troubled Roosevelt

State to take over Gary's troubled Roosevelt

GARY | Before several city residents and educators, Indiana's top education leader announced the state would take over failing Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy.

August 25, 2011 4:30 pm Photos

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Bennett to disclose Roosevelt's fate

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett will come to Gary Thursday to announce his recommendation for state intervention for Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy.

August 24, 2011 8:15 pm
Gary parents complain about crowded classrooms, transportation

Gary parents complain about crowded classrooms, transportation

GARY | Gary parents complained loudly and eloquently Tuesday night about problems with overcrowded classrooms and bus transportation.

August 23, 2011 9:30 pm Photos

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Roosevelt poised to try New Tech

Roosevelt poised to try New Tech

As Calumet High School becomes a total New Tech building this fall, it has received accolades from the state superintendent of public instruction and fellow educators on Facebook.

August 12, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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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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Roosevelt to learn fate in mid-August

Roosevelt to learn fate in mid-August

GARY | "Mid sand dunes and purple hued skies, a temple of knowledge there lies. Enhanced by nature and soft dove cries, Roosevelt dearly loved ..."

July 11, 2011 7:23 pm Photos

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Gary Teachers Union president: Reduction in force process shows favoritism

Gary Teachers Union President Carlos Tolliver contends he doesn't want to be adversarial -- rather a watchdog for teachers and a partner with the Gary Community School Corp. to better prepare students.

June 24, 2011 11:15 am

Teacher cuts questioned in Gary

GARY | The president of the Gary teachers union contends the school cuts are not a shared sacrifice.

June 18, 2011 10:53 am

Gary schools send out surplus notices to teachers

GARY | A significant number of Gary public school teachers have received notice declaring them surplus, the president of the Gary Teachers Union said.

April 14, 2011 8:15 pm

Charting a better coursel? A look at charter vs. public school ISTEP scores

Even as the Indiana Senate looks at legislation to expand the number of charter schools across Indiana, there still is considerable debate about their effectiveness.

March 21, 2011 9:45 pm

IDOE official: Progress at Roosevelt 'disappointing'

A state official who visited Gary Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy last week said the school's progress is "disappointing."

March 20, 2011 12:00 am

Cuts to school funding formula could be devastating

If the school funding formula is approved in its current form, Gary Community School Corp. Superintendent Myrtle Campbell said it will be devastating for the district.

February 19, 2011 12:00 am Related
Gary students without shots cannot attend classes until they get vaccinated

Gary students without shots cannot attend classes until they get vaccinated

Gary Community School Corp. said students who have not received state-mandated immunizations will not be able to attend classes beginning Tuesday.

November 30, 2010 12:00 am Related
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