Indiana Gov. Mike Pence took the unusual step of testifying before a Senate committee last week in support of a proposal to offer up to 1,000 vouchers for low-income prekindergarten students. It's a worthy cause.
Indiana legislation continues along the path of discriminatory preference for private and religious interests while public education performance continues to be negatively misrepresented.
The most recent release of school grades continues to reveal poor grades for schools in high poverty areas (traditional public and charter). It should not be a surprise.
INDIANAPOLIS | Ignoring data showing that Indiana's decade of trickle-down prosperity policies haven't improved the income, health or quality of life for most Hoosiers, Gov. Mike Pence promised Thursday to deliver still more business-centered programs in the upcoming legislative session.
Democrats in the Indiana Senate are making a big push for state funding for early childhood education. They're headed in the right direction.
President Barack Obama spoke of building bridges during his State of the Union address Tuesday, which ought to be popular in Northwest Indiana.
HOBART | Parents as Teachers will present the Showcase of Preschools from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 at George Earle School, 400 N. Wilson St.
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As the House Democratic members of the Education Committee, we are privileged to serve as the standard-bearer for new Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz.
HOBART | Sandy Chandler and her daughter, Madison Svitek, 9, are both sold on the Hobart Family YMCA after-school program.
Before lawmakers throw money at the thorny issue of early-childhood education they should consider an experiment in Richmond aimed at getting parents to read to their children daily.
UNIVERSITY PARK | The Family Development Center at Governors State University is opening its doors for tours, information, and pre-enrollment screening for pre-kindergartners.
HOBART | Michelle Higel's daughter was born at 25 weeks and weighed less than 2 pounds when doctors told the family a brain hemorrhage may have left her with severe disabilities.
HOBART | Registration is now available for preschool age children with disabilities for the Let's All Play preschool inclusion camp.
CALUMET CITY | Jaylah Wilson, age 4, Francine Scott and Jeremy Riordan, both 5, take a tea break in the Calumet Memorial Park District's Lil' Geniuses preschool program.
Playtime is an integral part to a preschooler's first foray into education.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Democrats believe the way to create jobs for Indiana's nearly 300,000 unemployed workers isn't a right-to-work law, but instead a package of tax credits, worker assistance programs and new resources to support small businesses.
All students can learn and should be provided with the opportunity to learn. Tri-Creek School Corp. provides learning opportunities to all students regardless of their ability.
Children play at the K'Ton Ton Preschool in the facility's fenced-in playground with soft rubber mulch ground. The K'Ton Ton Preschool at the Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana in Munster offers classes for 2-year-olds up to pre-kindergarten.
MUNSTER | K'Ton Ton Preschool is accepting fall registration applications for its 3- and 4-year-old and pre-K classes, as well as its toddler programs Mommy 'N Me and Me "Two," the school has announced.
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