After 22 years of teaching math and science to seventh- and eighth-graders at Trinity Lutheran School in Crown Point, Laura Sauerman began this school year without the sounds of school bells ringing in her ears. That's because she has retired from the classroom, but that doesn't mean she won…
Paul Throne, 87, was honored for his decades of community involvement, along with his wife, Ruth Throne, as grand marshals of Hobart’s Fourth of July Parade.
While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.
I was very saddened when I read the May 15 headline, "Route to classroom just got easier."
Teachers from Ecuador danced Thursday at the Banta Activity Center. The teachers are participating in the Go Teacher program at Valpraiso University and are leaning to read, speak and write English.
Teachers from Ecuador performed cultural dances Thursday at the Banta Activity Center in Valparaiso.
First the corporate education reformers came for our local control through property tax caps, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't paying attention. I didn't know that changing the funding from property tax to state sales/income tax would harm my schools. I was running carpool.
The bronze statue of Flick from "A Christmas Story" getting his tongue "stuck, stuck, STUUUCK" to a flagpole outside the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond turned out to be a big hit that made international headlines.
The most recent release of school grades continues to reveal poor grades for schools in high poverty areas (traditional public and charter). It should not be a surprise.
GARY | Last summer, two teachers, Stephanie Crook, of Hebron High School, and William McCullom, of Whiting’s George Rogers Clark High School, interned through the National Park Service’s Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
PORTAGE | When Vincent Razo arrived at the small village in Azerbaijan two years ago, the residents there had never seen an American.
Rita Owens, mother of singer and actress Queen Latifah, joined her famous daughter to honor her during the January 2006 ceremony as a recipient of her own star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
Finally, someone said it.
CEDAR LAKE | The Hanover Community School Corp.'s Board of Trustees has fired a chemistry teacher who has been charged with taking students to a Hammond strip club and allowed them to drink at his home.
I recently found myself in conversation with a student enrolled in Calumet College of St. Joseph’s transition-to-teaching program. Like her fellow candidates, she had decided to leave one profession to pursue that “other path not taken.” I was greatly impressed by her dedication and enthusiasm.
Times Columnist Philip Potempa with teacher Janet Hetterscheidt, following his return to North Judson-San Pierre High School to serve as commencement speaker in June 2001.
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As students finish up their studies in the coming weeks, schools will evaluate the results of year-end testing to see if improvements were made during this academic year. More than ever, these results are used to access the effectiveness of curricula and the teachers who deliver them.
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