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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


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
Indiana pension board stands by annuity privatization plan

Indiana pension board stands by annuity privatization plan

INDIANAPOLIS | State pension officials have rejected a legislative recommendation that they reconsider privatizing retirement annuity payments for state and local government employees, including teachers.

December 29, 2013 11:06 pm Related
Pence education agenda promotes charter schools, job training

Pence education agenda promotes charter schools, job training

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's schools would minimize constitutionally mandated focus on general "knowledge and learning," and become worker training centers from the earliest grades under an agenda announced Tuesday by Gov. Mike Pence.

December 10, 2013 3:50 pm Photos



State school board member to take listening tour

INDIANAPOLIS | The newly appointed at-large member of the state's Board of Education plans to tour Indiana starting next month to better understand the needs and concerns of teachers and parents.

October 28, 2013 8:30 pm
Nominate an inspiring teacher through Ken Allen & Associates Outstanding Teacher Program

Nominate an inspiring teacher through Ken Allen & Associates Outstanding Teacher Program

VALPARAISO | Each month Ken Allen & Associates publicly recognize outstanding teachers in both Lake and Porter counties in The Times and awards them with a gift card for classroom supplies.

October 15, 2013 2:42 pm

Expert claims state education changes harming economic development

INDIANAPOLIS | A former region schools leader delivered to state lawmakers Wednesday a blistering critique of recent changes to Indiana education policy and their negative impacts on economic development.

October 09, 2013 1:57 pm

Crown Point administrators are hurting school system

I see the teachers in the Crown Point School system finally woke up to what the administration is trying to do to them. It is now time for the community to wake up to what the administration is doing to the system.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am

Teachers invited to Financial Literacy Fair

MERRILLVILLE | All educators in areas where Centier Bank has a presence are invited to attend the eighth annual Financial Literacy Fair for Educators from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16  at Centier’s Corporate Centre, 600 E. 84th Ave. Space is limited to 50.

October 03, 2013 12:00 am
Former teachers return to St. Mary Church for a visit

Former teachers return to St. Mary Church for a visit

CROWN POINT | Sixteen nuns from the order of Sisters of St. Agnes received a warm welcome back home on a recent visit to St. Mary Church from their mother house in Fond du Lac, Wis.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Crown Point teachers deserve equitable raises

I am writing to express my support for Crown Point's teachers. From my understanding, they are being given multiple unfair requests in their new contract.

September 25, 2013 12:00 am

Crown Point loves teachers, so offer good contract

It was brought to my attention yesterday that teachers employed by the Crown Point Community School Corp., the real "teachers of excellence," are in the process of contractual negotiation.

September 24, 2013 12:00 am

Human interaction is the key to becoming a memorable teacher

After so many years out of school, I still remember scenes from grade school.

August 25, 2013 12:00 am

Ill. slow to implement new teacher grading system

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois' slow implementation of a teacher evaluation program aimed at grading teachers partly on whether their students' test scores are improving is creating problems for school districts beyond Chicago that will be using the groundbreaking reforms for the first time.

August 20, 2013 6:15 pm
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