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.
Valparaiso native Katie Cierniak has found her passion in studying foreign places and people.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
“Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability," otherwise known as REPA, are being considered for a third revision by the Indiana State Board of Education.
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.
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.
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.
Mike Moore, 23, believes that striving to meet overwhelming challenges is what leads him to become a better person.
INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are back to square one in deciding whether to keep, adapt or dump Common Core educational standards for Indiana schools.
Much attention the last five years has been given to empowering K-12 educators in Indiana, and rightfully so.
After being told she was falling behind in her first-grade reading class, Mandy Pozen’s self-esteem took a dive.
Chesterton resident Dawn Price enjoys interacting with children and staff as the newest Childcare Center Director at the Portage Township YMCA, 3100 Willowcreek Road.
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…
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.
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.
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