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EDITORIAL: Keep school reform's focus on kids, not faculty

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz has hired outreach coordinators to help struggling school districts instead of taking over failing schools. That outreach must be forceful, however, to make sure improvements do happen.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am
State wants Gary schools treasurer to repay missing money

State wants Gary schools treasurer to repay missing money

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's auditing agency has demanded that the former extra-curricular treasurer for two Gary high schools repay nearly $6,000 in fees and ticket sales revenue it claims is missing.

May 17, 2013 7:15 pm Related
Bennett campaigns for better schools, second term

Bennett campaigns for better schools, second term

INDIANAPOLIS | State Superintendent Tony Bennett delivered a State of Education address Tuesday that sounded more like a campaign ad than an update on the status of Indiana's schools.

September 25, 2012 7:00 pm Related
EdisonLearning finds parts of Roosevelt school in disarray

EdisonLearning finds parts of Roosevelt school in disarray

GARY | The transfer of Gary Roosevelt keys to EdisonLearning by the Gary Community School Corp. went smoothly Monday morning, except that the elevator doesn't work, the building and classrooms are messy and there is standing water in the school swimming pool.

July 02, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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State DOE, EdisonLearning concerned by Gary district's robocalls to parents

State DOE, EdisonLearning concerned by Gary district's robocalls to parents

The Indiana Department of Education sent a letter to Gary Community School Corp.'s interim superintendent citing the district for violating the law and undermining the turnaround company trying to register students at Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy.

June 25, 2012 9:30 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Gary's school district requires innovation

Gary's new school superintendent, Cheryl Pruitt, was a good choice for that position. She is from Gary, knows the community, was a product of the Gary Community School Corp., but she left Gary and broadened her outlook on education.

June 06, 2012 12:00 am

IHSAA, lawmaker seek public input on class basketball

INDIANAPOLIS | The high school basketball season ended earlier this month, but a season of debate over the future of the boys and girls high school basketball tournaments is just beginning.

March 29, 2012 3:45 pm
Gary students rewarded for good deeds

Gary students rewarded for good deeds

GARY | Doing good deeds may be reward in itself, but on Wednesday students from two public high schools also received cash awards for helping the community.

March 07, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Roosevelt junior says Edison should talk to students

Roosevelt junior says Edison should talk to students

GARY | Courtney Ridle, of Gary, believes the management company working with Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy needs to take time to talk with students.

February 16, 2012 7:30 pm

Indiana Senate cheers for Gary Roosevelt athletics

INDIANAPOLIS | Count the Indiana Senate among those who want to preserve the athletics program at Gary Roosevelt.

January 23, 2012 8:30 pm

Lone Gary resident attends EdisonLearning information session

GARY | Only one resident attended an informational session to hear what a New York-based management company has to say about plans to reform Gary's Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy. 

January 17, 2012 5:35 pm
Roosevelt turnaround evaluation starts

Roosevelt turnaround evaluation starts

GARY | In a third-floor classroom, Roosevelt's newest partner drops her coat and purse on one side of the room and keeps her cellphone at her side.

November 29, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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IDOE, EdisonLearning sign contract for Roosevelt transition

The Indiana Department of Education has signed a contract with a New York-based company allowing it to begin work at the Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy.

October 21, 2011 4:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Finalize contract with EdisonLearning

Nearly two months ago, the Indiana State Board of Education agreed to hire EdisonLearning to turn around Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy in Gary, but the contract still isn't signed yet. This homework needs to get finished.

October 20, 2011 12:00 am
VIDEO: Roosevelt JROTC program

VIDEO: Roosevelt JROTC program

Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy is encouraging all freshmen to take JROTC. Administrators hope the discipline taught in the program will help students excel in the classroom.

October 12, 2011 7:12 pm
MARK KIESLING: Campbell incompetent or just a scapegoat?

MARK KIESLING: Campbell incompetent or just a scapegoat?

The Chicago White Sox have performed on a subpar level this year.

September 16, 2011 12:00 am
EdisonLearning meets the public before takeover; Superintendent Campbell out

EdisonLearning meets the public before takeover; Superintendent Campbell out

GARY | Before a management company's takeover of Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy, the Gary Community School Corp. board voted not to renew the contract of its superintendent.

September 14, 2011 1:40 pm
Bennett: Indiana leads nation in education reforms

Bennett: Indiana leads nation in education reforms

INDIANAPOLIS | State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett plans to focus on school quality and student achievement following legislative victories that saw enactment of nearly every education reform measure he's sought.

September 13, 2011 8:15 pm Related

EDITORIAL: A new deal for Roosevelt, state

Indiana's school accountability law is not just a series of vague threats. Action has to be taken for the accountability to be real. And finally that action is occurring.

August 31, 2011 12:00 am

State approves taking over Roosevelt, other schools

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana State Board of Education officially approved the takeover of five of seven schools, including Gary Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy. Two schools were assigned lead partners to assist them.

August 29, 2011 6:30 pm
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