INDIANAPOLIS | A Statehouse committee room seemed more like a classroom Thursday as the group of education and community leaders charged with developing a new rating system for Indiana schools met for the first time.
INDIANAPOLIS | Twenty-two Northwest Indiana schools received higher state-issued grades for the 2011-12 school year after the former head of the Indiana Department of Education adjusted the grading system when a favored charter school initially earned a C.
Some local educators and politicians said they are not surprised former Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett may have manipulated the A-F school grading formula developed by his office in favor of charter schools.
VALPARAISO | Plans to replace and refurbish the playground at ValPlayso and improve the surrounding park gets underway in earnest Aug. 17 with the second annual Party in the Park fundraiser at the park.
PORTAGE | Contracts with all Portage Township Schools employee groups should be wrapped up by the first of the year or shortly thereafter.
MERRILLVILLE | Several hundred stakeholders gathered Tuesday at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza for the official unveiling of the 2012 Quality of Life Indicators Report issued by One Region.
PORTAGE | Portage students didn't do what was expected of them in the latest rounds of achievement testing.
PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools Superintendent Ric Frataccia turned the monthly Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday into a classroom.
PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools board members approved a contract with JWF Specialty Co. of Indianapolis to continue to act as the district's third-party administrator for its workman's compensation insurance.
VALPARAISO | It's been a good year for Valparaiso's golf courses, and the park board agreed to send a big "thank you" to golfers by voting to keep the spring rates through the summer.
PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board on Monday approved the creation of dean of students positions at the district's two middle schools.
PORTAGE | Officials at Portage Township Schools will consider initiating a teen court for high school students facing expulsion.
PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will offer next year's kindergarten class as a full-day experience.
PORTAGE | The instructional technology department for Portage Township Schools will undergo revamping, but it will not be outsourced.
PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board this week approved the purchase of 1,560 laptop computers to be used by students in the classroom.
PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools officials are trying to stretch their dollars as far as possible to get computers into the hands of students.
Some local public school educators are disappointed with what they called the "first round" of a school voucher legal bout.
VALPARAISO | To promote what Porter hospital CEO Jonathan Nalli called a "well-thy" lifestyle, the hospital has partnered with the city on the naming rights for the new Central Park Plaza amphitheater.
HOBART | As local school districts prepare for new evaluation instruments for teachers and principals, nearly 200 school leaders are participating in a workshop on effective supervision.
PORTAGE | Preliminary ISTEP testing data released last week indicated Portage students are continuing to improve.
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