CALUMET TOWNSHIP | There was hardly a dry eye in the building when the Lake Ridge School Board voted 4-1 on Monday to close Grissom Elementary School.
GARY | Grissom Elementary School parent Robyn Probus has attended all three community forums regarding the Lake Ridge Schools' finances and the last three School Board meetings.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Officials at Lake Ridge Schools are looking for a long-term fix to a $1.7 million budget deficit the district is facing next year.
INDIANAPOLIS | Sharon Johnson-Shirley, superintendent of Lake Ridge Schools, has been chosen by members of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents as the 2013 District I Superintendent of the Year.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | The Lake Ridge School Board has reversed its position and decided to retain its high school principal.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | The Lake Ridge Schools board voted unanimously not to renew the contract for Calumet High School's principal.
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.
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.
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 TOWNSHIP | Local residents made a pitch to Indiana Department of Education officials to keep state intervention at Calumet High School to a minimum, if at all. Calumet is one of 18 schools in the state and five in Lake County on academic probation.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | As the Calumet High School class of 2011 celebrated an estimated 82 percent graduation rate Sunday, all eyes will be on the school this week when the state begins critical public hearings for schools under threat of state takeover.
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. Each Monday, The Times will publish an account.
Recently released Indiana Department of Education reports target problems, unmet goals and areas of improvement within East Chicago Central and Calumet high schools.
HAMMOND | While most local educators are against a merit pay system, that's exactly what's going to happen under the state's TAP program at Hammond High School.
CALUMET TWP. | Seven teachers in Lake Ridge Community Schools remain on probation.
CALUMET TWP. | Fewer than a dozen people showed up Thursday night for a community forum sponsored by Sharon Johnson-Shirley, superintendent of Lake Ridge Community Schools.
CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge Schools board voted last month not to roll over the contract for Superintendent Sharon Johnson-Shirley.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana State Board of Accounts is asking the extracurricular treasurer at Longfellow Elementary School in Lake Ridge Schools to repay almost $2,000 in unaccounted for funds plus nearly $20,000 from yearbook, bookstore and snack items.
Officials' hope for the New Tech program at Calumet High School is it will produce 21st century graduates, ready and able to work together to solve problems. Local business leaders have responded by providing mentoring, cash and the possibility of internships for students.
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