Schools On Probation
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.
A longer school day for students, intense training for teachers and data-driven instruction are the cornerstones of what four local high schools have put into place this school year to continue improving their test scores and graduation rates.
GARY | It has been almost two months since the Indiana Department of Education announced that a Turnaround School Operator would take over Gary Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy.
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.
GARY | Before several city residents and educators, Indiana's top education leader announced the state would take over failing Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett will come to Gary Thursday to announce his recommendation for state intervention for Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy.
GARY | The Gary School Board voted 4-3 to dump its attorney effective Oct. 1.
As Calumet High School becomes a total New Tech building this fall, it has received accolades from the state superintendent of public instruction and fellow educators on Facebook.
GARY | Although Gary's Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy did not win a School Improvement Grant from the state, administrators said it still will move forward with the turnaround plan of school improvement requiring at least 50 percent of the staff be reassigned.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Hundreds of people from across the country could be visiting Northwest Indiana as Calumet High School is set to become a demonstration site for the New Tech Network.
GARY | Gary school leaders hope to hear by the end of this week whether they will win millions in grant money to turn around the failing Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy.
CALUMET TWP. | Commending the superintendent for a job well done, the Lake Ridge Schools board unanimously voted to extend her contract for a year.
Calumet High School
The Indiana Department of Education on Friday named three finalists to compete to be Turnaround School Operators for seven troubled Indiana schools, including Roosevelt Career and Technical Academy in Gary. Two are for-profit companies and one is a nonprofit.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett on Friday morning is expected to announce which schools will face state intervention under Public Law 221, the state's school accountability law.
It's down to the wire. There are just a few more weeks before Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett makes a recommendation to the Indiana State Board of Education regarding 18 schools across the state on probation.
EAST CHICAGO | In the eight months that he's been mayor, Anthony Copeland said he's heard more complaints about the school system than he has about the city's $15 million deficit.
Editor's note: This school year, The Times embarked on a project, the first of its kind in Northwest Indiana, to follow Calumet and Hammond high schools, which have been on academic probation. This is the final story in the series.
Editor's note: This school year, The Times embarks on a project, the first of its kind in Northwest Indiana, to follow Calumet and Hammond high schools, which are on academic probation.
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