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Counselors aren't meeting students' needs

New research from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation shows little improvement has taken place in the last 20 years in the way students receive college and career readiness information. But the problem isn't an issue with the counselors themselves.

June 25, 2014 12:00 am
Workshops and free public performances allow young talent to shine

Workshops and free public performances allow young talent to shine

It was four years ago when Patty Bird decided to work with Theatre at the Center in Munster to create a summer opportunity to foster young new talent.

June 11, 2014 11:08 pm Photos

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Chef Richard Younger of Viking Range Cooking School at Harrah's Hotel and Casino

Chef Richard Younger of Viking Range Cooking School at Harrah's Hotel and Casino

Chef Richard Younger of Viking Range Cooking School at Harrah's Hotel and Casino explains to his dining guests-transformed-into culinary students, how to make an elegant, yet easy, recipe for Grilled Caesar Salad.

May 28, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: NWI radio voice and great guy Doug Kullerstrand missed by many

OFFBEAT: NWI radio voice and great guy Doug Kullerstrand missed by many

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Purdue North Central Leadership for Team Development Students and Chime Exhibit in Valparaiso

Purdue North Central Leadership for Team Development Students and Chime Exhibit in Valparaiso

Purdue North Central Leadership for Team Development students, from left, Keegan Gardner, Samantha Williams, Logan Litherland, Dani Landgrebe and Allen Collins created a special wind-chimes exhibit for Taltree Arboretum & Gardens in Valparaiso.

April 21, 2014 12:00 am
Patricia Cook Hosts Etiquette Dinner at Valparaiso University

Patricia Cook Hosts Etiquette Dinner at Valparaiso University

Patricia Cook of Patricia Cook & Associates shared the importance of how to "dine to impress" at Valparaiso University's recent Etiquette Dinner and Networking Reception in the ballroom of the Harre Student Union.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
Securely transported students

Securely transported students

Mathew Newton, 6, is in awe as he was one of the first kids loaded into the Northwest Regional SWAT team's Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle Monday morning in Dyer. He and other students were taken to school in the vehicle after winning the silent auction prize at one of the SWAT team'…

March 10, 2014 12:44 pm
Securely transported students

Securely transported students

Members of the Northwest Regional SWAT team help unload students out of the unit's Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle Monday at Birch Elementary. Children were taken to school in the vehicle for a silent auction prize at a recent SWAT unit fundraiser. They were picked up at an address i…

March 10, 2014 12:44 pm
Social Media in the classroom

Social Media in the classroom

February 27, 2014 1:16 pm
Broadway National Tour "Phantom" Cast Member Christopher Howard (front and center) Surrounded by Dance Students at Beachfront Dance School in Gary

Broadway National Tour "Phantom" Cast Member Christopher Howard (front and center) Surrounded by Dance Students at Beachfront Dance School in Gary

Broadway National Tour "Phantom" cast member Christopher Howard (front and center) surrounded by dance students at Beachfront Dance School in Gary following a workshop on Saturday, Feb. 22.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am

D.158 students eager to learn; school isn't play day

I am a parent of three children in Lansing District 158. On Dec. 9, you printed a letter from a resident that stated, "Kids do not want to learn. They think school is a play day ... ."

February 07, 2014 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Cocktail weenie recipe caper solved

FROM the FARM: Cocktail weenie recipe caper solved

Our family is thankful for how quickly my dad has been on the mend after his total knee replacement surgery last week.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am
Andrean students excited for 59ers

Andrean students excited for 59ers

Andrean students made sure they were in attendance at Lucas Oil Stadium to cheer their 59ers on to the state championship.

November 29, 2013 10:01 pm
Valparaiso University Students Eryn and John MacNeil of Crown Point at Chicago Broadway Run of "Once"

Valparaiso University Students Eryn and John MacNeil of Crown Point at Chicago Broadway Run of "Once"

Valparaiso University students Eryn and John MacNeil, of Crown Point, stand under the marquee Saturday of Oriental Theatre in Chicago for the Broadway in Chicago run of "Once," which continues until Oct. 27.

October 14, 2013 12:00 am
Portage students watch an autopsy

Portage students watch an autopsy

Portage High School students watch an actual autopsy during a video conference Thursday at the school.

May 23, 2013 11:41 am
Portage students watch an autopsy

Portage students watch an autopsy

Senior Alex Becker prepares to ask a question as Portage High School students watch an actual autopsy during a video conference Thursday at the school.

May 23, 2013 11:41 am
Portage students watch an autopsy

Portage students watch an autopsy

Portage High School students watch an actual autopsy during a video conference Thursday at the school.

May 23, 2013 11:41 am
Portage students watch an autopsy

Portage students watch an autopsy

Crysta Crews and Marissa McGehee along with fellow Portage High School students watch an actual autopsy during a video conference Thursday at the school.

May 23, 2013 11:41 am

Common Core debate poses a simple choice

Sometimes choices aren’t clear-cut. But the selection that needs to be made with the Common Core academic standards is the exact opposite: It’s simple and obvious.

April 24, 2013 12:00 am
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