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Gary school principals present improvement plans

GARY | Several Gary principals outlined school improvement plans, which included increasing English and math ISTEP+ scores, improving parent involvement and stepping up professional development.

February 25, 2014 10:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Let state board decide Roosevelt's fate

Before additional failing schools are handed over to turnaround specialists, there needs to be an exit strategy for the end of the five-year contract to turn the schools around.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am

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
EDITORIAL: Pence recognizes Hoosier priorities

EDITORIAL: Pence recognizes Hoosier priorities

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's State of the State address Tuesday focused on job creation and education, two intertwined subjects. Both require significant attention.

January 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos


GUEST COMMENTARY: Public should question new Indiana grading formula for schools

By the Northwest Indiana Public School Study Council

November 04, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Cutting brass polishes Gary schools' reputation

In a bid to save $2 million, Gary Community School Corp. is cutting 25 administrative positions.

July 11, 2012 12:00 am

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
GUEST COMMENTARY: Roosevelt High needs expert help to return to excellence

GUEST COMMENTARY: Roosevelt High needs expert help to return to excellence

There was a time when Gary's Roosevelt High School was respected as the best urban high school in Indiana.

August 28, 2011 12:00 am
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