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Rod Gardin

Valpo, East Porter use grants for technology

VALPARAISO | A total of $600,000 in education challenge grants for technology for the Valparaiso and East Porter County school districts was approved by the city's Redevelopment Commission last week.

May 20, 2014 8:00 pm

Morgan Twp. schools officials honored at Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House and Senate honored leaders of Morgan Township schools Tuesday for winning national recognition of their students' academic achievement.

February 11, 2014 7:34 pm
East Porter schools join Indiana's Obamacare lawsuit

East Porter schools join Indiana's Obamacare lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS | East Porter County School Corp. has joined a state-sponsored lawsuit seeking to invalidate a portion of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

December 09, 2013 6:00 pm Related

East Porter seeks rep on Valpo redevelopment board

VALPARAISO | With the city expected to add more Washington Township territory to its tax increment financing districts, East Porter County School officials expressed concern over the possible loss of needed property tax revenue.

September 21, 2013 7:00 pm

PC schools get $15,000 for random drug testing

VALPARAISO | Porter County schools got a $15,000 donation from the Porter County Substance Abuse Council to help fund random drug testing.

August 23, 2013 12:00 am

Grants help Valpo, East Porter schools buy laptops

VALPARAISO | The laptop computer stocks must be about to soar thanks to funds provided to the Valparaiso and East Porter County Schools by the city's Redevelopment Commission.

June 18, 2013 4:44 pm

Valpo rezoning debate headed to Dec. 17 finale

VALPARAISO | Residents of Pine Creek Subdivision appear to be caught in the undertow of the changing tide in the housing market that has shifted from an emphasis on single family homes to high-end apartments.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am

Anger greets rezoning support for Valpo apartment, business plan

VALPARAISO | Amid shouts, accusations and sobs of frustration, plans for a luxury apartment and business park development on the north side of Evans Avenue east of Ind. 49 moved on to the Valparaiso City Council for final consideration.

November 20, 2012 8:45 pm

Plan commission to meet Tuesday on luxury apartment rezoning request

VALPARAISO | The city's Plan Commission will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to vote on a recommendation for the proposed rezoning of a luxury apartment and business park development on Evans Avenue.

November 15, 2012 7:00 pm
Crowd jams hearing on proposed luxury apartment project

Crowd jams hearing on proposed luxury apartment project

VALPARAISO | More than 200 people filled the council chambers and the hallway Tuesday night as residents of Pine Creek subdivision and nearby homes turned out at the plan commission meeting in protest of rezoning for a proposed business park and 512-unit luxury apartment complex on Evans Avenue.

November 13, 2012 9:30 pm
Grad rates rise in NWI, across state

Grad rates rise in NWI, across state

Graduation rates are up for most schools in Northwest Indiana, in line with a trend across the state.

February 06, 2012 7:00 pm Photos



Kouts police can ticket at school

KOUTS | A month after refusing to consider an ordinance to allow Kouts police to ticket people on school property for violating the schools' traffic restrictions, the council approved it Monday after an appeal by East Porter County Schools Superintendent Rod Gardin.

August 15, 2011 9:30 pm
Schools wrestle teens texting, social media use

Schools wrestle teens texting, social media use

As tweens and young adults navigate the world of social media, educators and parents want them to be responsible and safe. But just what that means and how to achieve it has become complicated, reflecting an increasingly complex social landscape.

August 10, 2011 11:00 pm

Families help high ISTEP scores

KOUTS | Family involvement and support were cited as important factors in East Porter County School Corporation’s strong 2011 ISTEP+ results.

July 23, 2011 6:00 pm

Growing list of NWI schools use late starts

Valparaiso Community Schools will join a growing number of region school districts starting the school day later on Wednesdays each week to give teachers time to meet and review instructional data, assessments and teaching strategy.

July 18, 2011 10:40 am
Summer? They're accelerated learners

Summer? They're accelerated learners

There's more to driving a car than putting a key in the ignition, says Jerry Mazur, owner of Certified Driving School.

July 05, 2011 8:00 pm Photos



Some districts hedge their bets through NIPSCO

In 2003, small school corporations in Lake and Porter counties flocked to join a natural gas cooperative created by the Northwest Indiana Educational Service Center in Highland and, for several years, touted the savings.

June 26, 2011 12:00 am
Superintendents, boards striving to offer low-cost full-day kindergarten

Superintendents, boards striving to offer low-cost full-day kindergarten

Local superintendents say it's great the governor put more money into kindergarten, but it's a little misleading to say it will fully fund full-day kindergarten for every district in the state.

June 12, 2011 12:00 am Photos


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