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Lake County a finalist for preschool pilot program

Lake County a finalist for preschool pilot program

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake County could be selected next month as one of the five counties participating in Indiana's preschool pilot program.

June 04, 2014 3:30 pm Related

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

Stomping on discussion of Jesus doesn't work

Recently, a professor ordered students to write "Jesus" on a paper, place it on the floor and stomp it. One student refused. He was threatened with suspension. The university defended the professor as creating "open dialogue."

May 07, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Voucher proponents showed true colors

GUEST COMMENTARY: Voucher proponents showed true colors

This month, champions of the “limited” private school voucher system showed their true colors.

April 21, 2013 12:00 am

Trouble ahead for plan giving school vouchers to siblings

INDIANAPOLIS | A top Senate Republican appeared ready Wednesday to kill legislation intended to increase the availability of private school vouchers.

January 09, 2013 7:00 pm

Region graduation rates, 2009 - 2011

Indiana's graduation rate improved to 85.7 percent in the 2010-2011 school year, increasing 1.6 percent over last year and 4.3 percent over the 2009 rate. This is the highest graduation rate Hoosier students have achieved since the state began measuring the four-year cohort graduation rate i…

February 06, 2012 12:12 pm
EDITORIAL: Learn from Indiana's Four Star schools

EDITORIAL: Learn from Indiana's Four Star schools

So much attention is paid to education's five-alarm fires -- the worst schools -- that wrong impressions about Indiana's schools can be created. The excellent schools need recognition, too.

March 14, 2011 12:00 am Related

Lawmaker proposes registering home-schooled students

SPRINGFIELD | Parents of home-schooled children would have to register their kids with the state under a proposal that could be debated in the Illinois Senate in coming weeks.

February 07, 2011 12:00 am

Society needs to discuss commitment from students

After reading your article "Public schools play the villain in ‘Waiting for Superman'," I am struck by yet another oversimplification of the problems with public schools.

November 29, 2010 12:00 am
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