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.
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.
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.
Indiana is one of 20 states where spanking remains an option for student discipline.
The Chicago White Sox have performed on a subpar level this year.
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.
Is this the beginning of the end or the start of a trend?
GARY | Before several city residents and educators, Indiana's top education leader announced the state would take over failing Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett will come to Gary Thursday to announce his recommendation for state intervention for Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy.
GARY | Gary parents complained loudly and eloquently Tuesday night about problems with overcrowded classrooms and bus transportation.
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.
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.
GARY | "Mid sand dunes and purple hued skies, a temple of knowledge there lies. Enhanced by nature and soft dove cries, Roosevelt dearly loved ..."
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.
GARY | The president of the Gary teachers union contends the school cuts are not a shared sacrifice.
GARY | A significant number of Gary public school teachers have received notice declaring them surplus, the president of the Gary Teachers Union said.
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.
A state official who visited Gary Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy last week said the school's progress is "disappointing."
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.
Gary Community School Corp. said students who have not received state-mandated immunizations will not be able to attend classes beginning Tuesday.
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