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Walter Watkins

Beaten Hammond schools chief continuing recovery

Beaten Hammond schools chief continuing recovery

HAMMOND | Hammond schools Superintendent Walter Watkins is continuing to recover.

July 30, 2014 7:30 pm
Hammond school superintendent listed in fair condition

Hammond school superintendent listed in fair condition

HAMMOND | Walter Watkins, the School City of Hammond superintendent who was brutally beaten two weeks ago, has been upgraded to fair condition.

July 16, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Hammond School Board names acting superintendent

HAMMOND | The chief administrator for academic services for the School City of Hammond has been named the acting superintendent while Superintendent Walter Watkins remains hospitalized.

July 08, 2014 7:34 pm

Watkins' condition improves

HAMMOND | The condition of Hammond Schools Superintendent Walter Watkins has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, a hospital spokesman said.

July 05, 2014 8:00 pm

Hammond police search for clues in school chief's case

HAMMOND | Hammond police continue to search for clues in the brutal beating of Walter Watkins, the School City of Hammond superintendent.

July 03, 2014 7:30 pm
Hammond school chief in critical condition

Hammond school chief in critical condition

HAMMOND | The superintendent for the School City of Hammond remains in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

July 02, 2014 2:59 pm Photos

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Hammond school superintendent severely beaten in home invasion

Hammond school superintendent severely beaten in home invasion

HAMMOND | The superintendent for the School City of Hammond was severely beaten during a home invasion, police said.

July 01, 2014 4:18 pm Photos

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Hammond school district reassigns administrators, some teachers

Hammond school district reassigns administrators, some teachers

HAMMOND | In January, the School City of Hammond notified five administrators they would be lose their positions because their schools were failing.

June 16, 2014 1:00 am Related

Former Morton coach suing Hammond schools

HAMMOND | Former Morton High School teacher and coach Benjamin Chinn is suing the School City of Hammond and its School Board three months after being acquitted of engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.

September 20, 2013 6:46 pm

Hammond schools implement new initiatives

HAMMOND | New initiatives implemented this fall by the School City of Hammond include a cultural diversity initiative, a JROTC program at Hammond High School, full-day kindergarten and a partnership between the Hammond Area Career Center and Vincennes University.

September 02, 2013 12:00 am

CPAAH celebrates black history month

HAMMOND | Hammond Morton High School's Committee for the Promotion of African American History club performed an event in celebration of Black History Month. Teachers and sponsors for the club are Robert Hall and Julie Kopanda.

March 15, 2013 12:02 pm

Hammond school district faces technology problem

HAMMOND | A corrupted server in the School City of Hammond is creating concerns regarding lost information and legal documentation, including files on Individual Education Programs in special education, grant proposals and state and federal education reporting.

February 21, 2013 8:00 pm

Hammond teacher union president looking at ways to bring back teachers

HAMMOND | The president of the Hammond teachers union has an idea to save some teaching jobs, something he said is in the contract.

July 05, 2012 12:00 am

Three Hammond teachers suspended over testing breach

HAMMOND | Three Hammond High School teachers were suspended with pay Monday in connection with a breach of security during end-of-course assessment testing. The names of the teachers have not been released.

May 16, 2012 6:15 pm
MARK KIESLING: A baffling, bifocal view of Hammond schools

MARK KIESLING: A baffling, bifocal view of Hammond schools

Look, I know I can confuse easily, but the Hammond school system reports are baffling.

April 02, 2012 12:00 am

New principal faces daunting task

HAMMOND | Weeks before school starts Aug. 31, new George Rogers Clark Middle/High School Principal Robert Wilson is putting his team together.

August 14, 2011 12:00 am

Hammond school leaders, community advocate for least intrusive intervention

HAMMOND | Teachers, students, staff and community leaders for Hammond High and Morton Senior High schools each recommended the schools receive the least intrusive state intervention next fall.

June 15, 2011 10:45 pm
Parents protest alleged discrimination

Parents protest alleged discrimination

HAMMOND | Beating on a Lakota drum and chanting an ancient Aztec sacred prayer to rid the demon of racism that allegedly inhabits the halls of Clark Middle/High School, an Illinois minister led more than 300 Latinos into Monday night's Hammond School Board meeting.

May 09, 2011 10:45 pm Photos

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Parents say problems continue at Clark Middle/High School

HAMMOND | Local residents say discrimination against minority students, particularly Hispanic students is continuing at Clark Middle/High School.

April 25, 2011 9:25 pm

Hammond School Board to study report about school track after injury

HAMMOND | School Board members received a report Monday on conditions of a school track reportedly involved in an injury.

April 11, 2011 9:35 pm
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