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Hammond schools conduct kindergarten, PACT and Head Start registration

HAMMOND | The School City of Hammond is holding a Kindergarten Round-Up through May 21.

March 31, 2014 12:00 am
Educators, politicians support early childhood education

Educators, politicians support early childhood education

Justin and Amy Sawicki, of Hobart, and their 2-year-old son Colin, check out the YMCA early development program during an open house at the Early Learning Center at George Earle Elementary in Hobart.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Educators, politicians support early childhood education

Educators, politicians support early childhood education

David Tasch, owner and principal of ABC Academy, talks to a group of parents, letting them know what his school has to offer their children and the costs of the Early Learning Center at George Earle Elementary in Hobart.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Eisenhower students celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with green eggs and ham

Eisenhower students celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with green eggs and ham

First grade Students at Eisenhower Elementary School in Crown Point wait to be served a lunch of green eggs and ham Friday as the school celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday. From left is Abby Marcheschi, Gia Gagianas and Maya Dukleska.

February 28, 2014 3:15 pm
Eisenhower students celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with green eggs and ham

Eisenhower students celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with green eggs and ham

Isabella Mehok, left, and her sister Juliette dressed as Thing 1 and Thing 2, characters from Dr. Seuss' popular children's books, as students celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday Friday at Eisenhower Elementary School in Crown Point.

February 28, 2014 3:15 pm
Social Media in the classroom

Social Media in the classroom

February 27, 2014 1:16 pm
Kankakee Valley tennis player Luke Sanderson

Kankakee Valley tennis player Luke Sanderson

Kankakee Valley tennis player Luke Sanderson

October 25, 2013 7:08 pm
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

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…

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Living in a Digital World: Technology transforms how students learn

Living in a Digital World: Technology transforms how students learn

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…

August 25, 2013 9:00 am

Students need more adults, not fewer, at school

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.

August 23, 2013 12:00 am
D.171 dads take part in Million Father March

D.171 dads take part in Million Father March

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.

August 21, 2013 11:10 am Video
 D.171 dads take part in Million Father March

D.171 dads take part in Million Father March

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…

August 21, 2013 11:10 am Video
 D.171 dads take part in Million Father March

D.171 dads take part in Million Father March

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.

August 21, 2013 11:10 am Video

EDITORIAL: Let educators focus on actions at school

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?

August 16, 2013 12:00 am
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August 15, 2013 12:00 am

It's that time of year for new classes and new teachers

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…

August 11, 2013 12:00 am
8 children get gift cards to help buy school supplies

8 children get gift cards to help buy school supplies

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.

July 19, 2013 3:30 pm
8 children get gift cards to help buy school supplies

8 children get gift cards to help buy school supplies

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.

July 19, 2013 3:30 pm
Myers youngsters live history

Myers youngsters live history

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…

June 04, 2013 4:21 pm
Myers youngsters live history

Myers youngsters live history

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.

June 04, 2013 4:21 pm
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