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MARTIN HENRICHS: It's never too late to repair relationships

MARTIN HENRICHS: It's never too late to repair relationships

Perception might not be reality, but for most people it is the truth. One of life’s greatest challenges is trying to discern between what we think we know and what is.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Teacher enjoys traveling and studying around the world

Teacher enjoys traveling and studying around the world

Valparaiso native Katie Cierniak has found her passion in studying foreign places and people.

July 31, 2014 12:00 am

TONY LUX: Parents, protect students from untrained teachers

How many parents would be comfortable having a relatively unknown, untrained and untested adult, with no previous teaching experience of any kind, take over their child’s classroom and even run their school and school system? I’m guessing not many. But this is exactly what Indiana is prepari…

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Teachers must learn to teach first

Teachers in Indiana normally go through four years of instruction in how to teach, then begin work on a master's degree once they are placed in charge of a classroom.

May 25, 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
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: With Common Core, teaching styles must change

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: With Common Core, teaching styles must change

If you follow the recent trends in school education, you should be aware of our latest national initiative, Common Core State Standards. These standards were recommended and designed to support a consistent and rigorous national curriculum that would relate to practical issues and support st…

March 23, 2014 12:00 am
First-year teacher receives bonanza of classroom supplies

First-year teacher receives bonanza of classroom supplies

Third-grade teacher Kailey Arrivo was recently chosen as a recipient of the Back to School Bonanza classroom stock-up promotion sponsored by Peapod in partnership with Reckitt and Kimberly-Clark.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am
Retired teacher honored by alma mater BSU for her devotion

Retired teacher honored by alma mater BSU for her devotion

Olive Leskow is a proud and devoted graduate of Ball State University, and BSU returned the favor recently by presenting her with a token of their appreciation  - the Wings of Beneficence Award.

February 10, 2014 12:00 am

TONY LUX: New rules for licensing teachers would hurt kids

“Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability," otherwise known as REPA, are being considered for a third revision by the Indiana State Board of Education.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am
Daily walk to campus provided PUC graduate time to reflect

Daily walk to campus provided PUC graduate time to reflect

HAMMOND | For any commuting college student who has ever complained about a lack of convenient parking on campus, meet Purdue University Calumet’s Morgan Walker.

December 18, 2013 12:00 am

Pence disappointed mediator fails to end Ritz, school board fight

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is dispirited but not discouraged that a mediator made no progress Wednesday toward resolving ongoing conflicts between the Republican-appointed State Board of Education and Glenda Ritz, the Democratic state superintendent of public instruction.

December 05, 2013 5:45 pm
Award recognizes teacher for helping others following his footsteps

Award recognizes teacher for helping others following his footsteps

Dan Kenning’s drive to share his knowledge with student teachers has earned him recognition from the Indiana Division of the Association of Teacher Educators.

November 28, 2013 12:00 am
Young teacher helps island students make up for lost time

Young teacher helps island students make up for lost time

Mike Moore, 23, believes that striving to meet overwhelming challenges is what leads him to become a better person.

October 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Lawmakers remain caught in Common Core conundrum

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are back to square one in deciding whether to keep, adapt or dump Common Core educational standards for Indiana schools.

October 01, 2013 2:52 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Celebrate educators, others bringing about change

GUEST COMMENTARY: Celebrate educators, others bringing about change

Much attention the last five years has been given to empowering K-12 educators in Indiana, and rightfully so.

September 18, 2013 7:45 pm
Teacher received inspiration at young age from tutor

Teacher received inspiration at young age from tutor

After being told she was falling behind in her first-grade reading class, Mandy Pozen’s self-esteem took a dive.

September 13, 2013 12:00 am
Veteran teacher now directing Portage Y child care program

Veteran teacher now directing Portage Y child care program

Chesterton resident Dawn Price enjoys interacting with children and staff as the newest Childcare Center Director at the Portage Township YMCA, 3100 Willowcreek Road.

September 05, 2013 12:00 am

It's that time of year for new classes and new teachers

Griffith, Highland, Munster and Lake Central students go back to school this week, as do scores of other teachers and administrators who are preparing for the opening of their schools the following week. As a former teacher, I recall facing the start of another school year with as much trepi…

August 11, 2013 12:00 am

Lawmakers begin Common Core review

INDIANAPOLIS | Glenda Ritz, the Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, tried bringing a swift end to the hullaballo over Indiana's use of Common Core educational standards Monday by pointing out the state controls its standards and they can always be changed.

August 05, 2013 8:00 pm Related
Honesty and respect ring true in Hammond teacher's classrooom

Honesty and respect ring true in Hammond teacher's classrooom

Hammond resident Jason Rybinski enjoys reinforcing the values of honesty and respect in his fourth- and fifth-grade classroom at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Hammond.

June 07, 2013 12:00 am
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