Roosevelt Career And Technical Academy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GARY | Courtney Ridle, of Gary, believes the management company working with Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy needs to take time to talk with students.
INDIANAPOLIS | Count the Indiana Senate among those who want to preserve the athletics program at Gary Roosevelt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Chicago White Sox have performed on a subpar level this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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