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Educators invited to Financial Literacy Fair

MERRILLVILLE | All educators in areas where Centier Bank has a presence are invited to attend the ninth annual Financial Literacy Fair for Educators, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ocy. 9 at Centier’s Corporate Centre, 600 E. 84th Ave.

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State pension funds top $30B in assets, a record

State pension funds top $30B in assets, a record

INDIANAPOLIS | A 13.7 percent investment return — more than double the 6.75 percent target — helped grow the assets of the Indiana Public Retirement System to an all-time high of $30.2 billion during the 2014 budget year that ended June 30.

September 20, 2014 11:15 pm Related

Big changes to public pensions may be on horizon

INDIANAPOLIS | Region residents considering a career in state or local government, including public education, may want to begin working in the next few years or risk losing a guaranteed pension benefit at retirement.

September 16, 2014 6:30 pm
Teachers union puts pressure on D206 board to give them a ‘fair’ contract

Teachers union puts pressure on D206 board to give them a ‘fair’ contract

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | About 100 members of the teachers union at Bloom and Bloom Trail high schools attended the District 206 school board meeting Monday to demand they be given a “fair” contract.

September 15, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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The Bloom Township High School Faculty Association pickets before and after the board meeting on Monday evening.

September 15, 2014 7:20 pm
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Bloom Township High School Faculty Association members picket Monday in front of the Bloom Township. D. 206 administration building.

September 15, 2014 7:21 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Minimum wage isn't a career path

Thank you, Mr. Lutze, for proving my point that teachers, intentionally or not, are doing this country a great disservice by teaching socialist/communist economics. If you truly were taught and believe we have class structure as it is in other countries — and do not understand where money co…

August 29, 2014 12:00 am

Gov't employee retirements not tied to annuity change

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is seeing a retirement surge among state and local government employees and teachers this year, but it appears a state-ordered change to an optional retirement benefit isn't what's driving workers to end their careers.

August 26, 2014 6:00 pm
Glenda Ritz talks to Joe Zimmerman

Glenda Ritz talks to Joe Zimmerman

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz talks to Gary Teachers Union President Joe Zimmerman before speaking to teachers at the Gary Teachers Union office in Gary.

August 10, 2014 7:05 pm

Annuity changes could have been worse

INDIANAPOLIS | The annuity options for retiring public employees, including teachers, may have been much worse if it wasn't for the intervention of a small group of Hoosier lawmakers, including state Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

The May 15 edition of the Roundtable discusses Gov. Pence's plan to expand Medicaid; the Indiana Board of Education changing licensing requirements for teachers; and the showdown between the Lake County Council and Sheriff John Buncich over additional correctional officers for the Lake County Jail.

May 15, 2014 3:56 pm
State School Board endorses easier route to classroom for new teachers

State School Board endorses easier route to classroom for new teachers

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education agreed Wednesday to create a “career specialist” teaching permit, enabling Hoosiers with three years full-time work experience, but no education training, to become high school teachers in the subject they worked in.

May 14, 2014 10:13 pm

Indiana quits Common Core for good

INDIANAPOLIS | Students attending Indiana elementary and high schools will learn material different from what's taught in nearly every other state in the nation, starting this fall.

March 24, 2014 12:20 pm

Indiana set to dump Common Core education standards

INDIANAPOLIS | The state is poised to become an education island after the Republican-controlled Senate approved legislation Wednesday fully withdrawing Indiana from the Common Core standards used by 45 other states to define what students should learn at each grade level.

March 12, 2014 6:21 pm

Senate panel votes to stop annuity privatization plan

INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved measure halting the privatization of a state annuity program for retired government employees, including teachers, cleared a Senate committee Wednesday 9-0 and advances to the full Senate.

February 19, 2014 6:00 pm

Fix for Lake tax loophole, other measures win Senate approval

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly began its mid-session break Tuesday, after the Senate voted to send more than 60 legislative proposals to the House.

February 04, 2014 6:00 pm Related

Lawmakers advancing proposals quickly in short legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | As the Indiana General Assembly nears the midpoint of its 2014 session, the Republican-controlled House and Senate this week approved scores of legislative proposals that now go to the opposite chamber for further review.

January 31, 2014 2:00 pm Related
Student and teacher honored for "Realizing the Dream"

Student and teacher honored for "Realizing the Dream"

Honorees at this year's 24th annual Realizing the Dream Banquet, held at the Sheraton Hotel in Indianapolis, included Lyndsey A. DiGiacomo, of Gary, a student at Calumet College of St. Joseph in Hammond..

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
Pence sticks to script in address to Legislature

Pence sticks to script in address to Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence focused on familiar themes Tuesday in his second State of the State address, asking the General Assembly to lower taxes on businesses and families, fund prekindergarten for low-income children and promote charter schools.

January 14, 2014 8:20 pm Photos

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Honored French educator always wanted to be a teacher

Honored French educator always wanted to be a teacher

Thornton Fractional North High School teacher Mary Perrot was recently awarded the Nobel Educator of Distinction Award from the National Society of High School Scholars.

January 10, 2014 12:00 am
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