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E.C. school leaders investigate another fight

EAST CHICAGO | An East Chicago Central high school teacher was indirectly injured by broken glass Thursday when students were fighting.

September 12, 2014 3:30 pm

State board cites problems in audit of School City of East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | The Indiana State Board of Accounts cites numerous issues in its latest audit of the School City of East Chicago, including saying the teacher contract signed in 2011 appears to run afoul of a state law prohibiting school corporations from entering into contracts for which the…

August 25, 2014 6:30 pm
Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

While there continues to be upheaval in education at the state level, student test scores continue to show modest gains in Northwest Indiana, schools will make some transitions to comply with Indiana's new state standards and seven new school superintendents head up districts in the region.

August 10, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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New East Chicago schools chief working to resolve issues

New East Chicago schools chief working to resolve issues

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago's new Superintendent Youssef "Dr. Joe" Yomtoob is said to be a financial wizard who will eliminate the school district's $6 million deficit and upgrade academic performance.

August 10, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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Future Files: New priorities, facilities and curriculum changes are at hand

Future Files: New priorities, facilities and curriculum changes are at hand

It’s time to break out the new backpacks, folders, pencils and erasers and head back to school.

August 10, 2014 12:47 pm Photos

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New East Chicago superintendent wows crowd

New East Chicago superintendent wows crowd

EAST CHICAGO | New East Chicago Superintendent Youssef "Dr. Joe" Yomtoob got the heart pumping and the crowd clapping when he laid out his qualifications for his new job and gave a rousing presentation on his thoughts about education and how he intends to move the School City of East Chicago…

July 30, 2014 6:43 pm Photos

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E.C. schools superintendent to speak at chamber lunch

EAST CHICAGO | The superintendent of the School City of East Chicago will speak at the next Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce luncheon, set from July 30 at St. Catherine Hospital, 4321 Fir St.

July 15, 2014 10:00 am
RICH JAMES: Cities, schools need to stop fighting

RICH JAMES: Cities, schools need to stop fighting

Regionalism has been the buzzword in Northwest Indiana for a good while now.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
E.C. schools owe city nearly $1 million for bus parking

E.C. schools owe city nearly $1 million for bus parking

EAST CHICAGO | The city of East Chicago has sent a letter to the Board of Trustees for the School City of East Chicago canceling the school district's lease to use the city's bus barn.

June 23, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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E.C. board appoints new superintendent

EAST CHICAGO | The School City of East Chicago board has appointed a new superintendent.

June 20, 2014 10:30 pm

District to close Washington elementary, working on redistricting

EAST CHICAGO | Now that the East Chicago School Board voted to close Washington Elementary School, it is turning its attention to school boundary lines.

May 12, 2014 4:00 pm

Water main break sends some E.C. students home

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago school administrators had to dismiss classes early Friday at East Chicago Central High School following a water main break.

May 09, 2014 6:01 pm
E.C. group backs Ritz approach to improving schools

E.C. group backs Ritz approach to improving schools

EAST CHICAGO | Indiana education leader Glenda Ritz received plenty of support and enthusiasm Wednesday when she spent the day in the School City of East Chicago and spoke to the public that night. 

May 07, 2014 9:42 pm Photos

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E.C. school officials considering closing elementary school, administration building

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago School Board is reviewing a proposal that calls for closing Washington Elementary School, the administration building and placing sixth grade students in the middle school.

April 23, 2014 10:05 pm

3 local after-school programs earn grants

Three region after-school programs are among 53 in the state to win 21st Century Community Learning Center grants.

March 24, 2014 7:30 pm

IDOE offers options to make up snow days

The state is giving local school districts a variety of options for snow makeup days.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am

Spend Tech Tuesdays at the library

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library, in collaboration with the School City of East Chicago, is offering a series of free workshops covering computer and technology topics, open to all East Chicago residents.

February 06, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Hold schools accountable, help students improve

Indiana's accountability grades for school districts are, not surprising, a mixed bag for Northwest Indiana.

January 29, 2014 12:00 am Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: East Chicago School Board making progress, not there yet

GUEST COMMENTARY: East Chicago School Board making progress, not there yet

Literally thousands signed petitions supporting an elected school board because of the downward trend in the delivery of education for the young people of East Chicago. Voters were disappointed, and they wanted control of the system.

January 21, 2014 12:00 am

East Chicago hires university search team

EAST CHICAGO | A university search team including members from Purdue, Indiana, Indiana State and Ball State universities has been hired to look for a new East Chicago school superintendent.

January 01, 2014 7:30 pm
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