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Northwest Indiana Public School Study Council

Time out For Reading events asks everyone to put their nose in a book

Time out For Reading events asks everyone to put their nose in a book

MERRILLVILLE | Top-flight athletes are not the only ones to hear a recruiting speech.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Cold winds blow from Mother Nature, Legislature

There have been two winds blowing at public education over the last several weeks. The first has been the very cold and snowy wind, which have caused many schools to delay or cancel schools. This decision, never an easy one, has been made by superintendents across Northwest Indiana to keep s…

March 02, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Will Indiana use Common Core or a hybrid?

Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced the timeline for adopting standards for English/language arts and mathematics at the Indiana State Board of Education's Dec. 20 meeting.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Public schools off to a great start

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.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Bennett scandal threatens school accountability reforms

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.

August 25, 2013 12:00 am

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.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Poor state funding fuels local school referendums

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.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lawmakers favor private education at public schools' expense

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.

May 05, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana must restore school funding cuts

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.

January 06, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: School superintendents welcome call for accountability

It is the age of accountability. The superintendents of the Northwest Indiana Public School Study Council welcome the call to be accountable.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am
'Collectively, we know more'

'Collectively, we know more'

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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