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Elliott Dickinson assists fourth-grader Destiny Gonzalez with a math problem at Central Elementary School in Portage during a lull in ISTEP testing April 30. "Refocus the direction of school improvement" ranked 10th on the One Region list of priorities, with less than 1 percent of participan…
VALPARAISO | Elena Williams uses an iPad to play a phonics game while Sam Dolson, 7, left and David Gonzalez, 7 watch in Laura Doran's first grade students at Central Elementary School as Central participated in Digital Learning Day in February, a national celebration of educators that shine…
A recent column on school referenda implied too many adults are paid to be around today’s students. But even before recent cuts to teacher and aide ranks, today’s kids have needed more interaction with adults, not less.
Second-graders Tikaela Avant and Renato Pracevic, both 7, peer in the front doors at Nathan Hale Elementary School on Wednesday as they wait for the school to open for the first day of school.
Jake Wade walks with his 9-year-old son, Jake, Wednesday morning into Nathan Hale Elementary School in Lansing as part of the Million Father March. It's the first year Sunnybrook Elementary District 171 participated in the nationwide event sponsored by The Black Star Project, which encourage…
Many fathers took their children to school Wednesday morning at Nathan Hale Elementary in Lansing as part of the Million Father March. The Black Star Project encourages fathers nationwide to take their kids to school on the first day to become more active in their education.
It is a universally accepted truth that bullying is bad, and bullying in school should not be tolerated by school officials. But what if the bullying isn't on school property?
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Griffith, Highland, Munster and Lake Central students go back to school this week, as do scores of other teachers and administrators who are preparing for the opening of their schools the following week. As a former teacher, I recall facing the start of another school year with as much trepi…
Andre Neal, 11, of Gary, shops for school clothing Friday at the Target store in Highland with Nathan Cielocha, of The Salvation Army. Eight local students received gift cards for back-to-school supplies through a program supported by Target and The Salvation Army.
Dante Neal, 6, shops for school shoes Friday with his brother Andre, 11, at the Target store in Highland. They were two of eight local students from Gary and Merrillville who received $81 in Target gift cards to purchase back-to-school supplies.
Students touch an artificial cake held by fifth-grader Alyssa Kennedy, 11, who was portraying Marie Antoinette during James Asbury's fifth-grade class' living historical museum in the gymnasium of the school. Kindergarten through fifth-graders were invited to visit the exhibit where Asbury's…
Danny Bruno, 11, reads information about Genghis Khan on Tuesday at Myers Elementary School in Portage as he and other students in James Asbury's fifth-grade class participated in a living history museum.
Students in James Asbury's fifth-grade class participated Tuesday in a living historical museum in the gymnasium of the school. Kindergarten through fifth-graders were invited to visit the exhibit
Myers fifth-grader Nicholas Arman, 11, left, portrays early American pioneer George Donner, while classmate Tinley Fasel, 10, listens to the story of Donner. Donner's exploration party became stranded in winter snow near Truckee, Calif., in the mid-1800s. Nicholas and other students in James…
Attorney Hawk Kautz presents Hammond High School student Casey Hurd, left, and Calumet New Tech student Maria Castaneda with medals and George Amaya It's Cool to Stay in School scholarships Thursday.
Judge Calvin Hawkins poses with scholarship winners Maria Castaneda from Calumet New Tech, and Casey Hurd from Hammond High School. The scholarships are named for George Amaya, a former janitor who worked his way through Calumet College and now is bailiff in Hawkins' court.
Fourth-grader Dayana Cruz waits to take on her role as mistress of ceremonies on Friday at Lincoln Elementary School's Cinco de Mayo celebration in Calumet City.
Fourth-grader Dayana Cruz is mistress of ceremonies at Lincoln Elementary School's Cinco de Mayo celebration on Friday in Calumet City.
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