Northwest Indiana Public School Study Council
When the children of Northwest Indiana arrived for the 2013-2014 school year, they were greeted by enthusiastic staff members ready to make it a fantastic school year.
After Associated Press reporter Tom LoBianco's story about Tony Bennett’s manipulation of the A-F school grading system concerning Christel House Academy and another 12 charter schools, school accountability measures enacted during the past four years came under scrutiny.
GUEST COMMENTARY: State must make a significantly stronger financial commitment to public K-12 education
As we enter the budget-building season for area school districts, leaders face many challenges.
Why are school corporations engaged in referendums as of late? While school referendums used to be mainly sought for an increase in property taxes for school construction projects, they are now being used to increase the funds available to cash-strapped general funds.
In an Indiana General Assembly session where so much could have been done for K-12 public schools, the super majorities in the House and Senate let those opportunities slip through their fingers.
The Indiana General Assembly will focus on a two-year state budget as well as adjustments this year. The greatest impact on the state budget will be the dollars appropriated for education.
It is the age of accountability. The superintendents of the Northwest Indiana Public School Study Council welcome the call to be accountable.
Portage may battle Valparaiso and Chesterton on the football field and rivals Hebron and Kouts may be fierce competitors on the basketball court, but when it comes for doing what's best for students in Porter County, educators here agree it's better to drop the competitiveness and collaborat…
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