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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


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

School City of Hammond changes dependent on turnaround data

HAMMOND | Hammond's school chief says while state assessments could bring administrative changes, he has no knowledge of efforts to replace him.

April 10, 2011 12:00 am

Eggers track draws complaint

HAMMOND | The mother of a Hammond High School track team member contends the condition of the track at Eggers Junior High School is deplorable and needs to be repaired.

March 28, 2011 8:03 pm

Son withdrawn from school in dispute

HAMMOND | A dispute over Jean Day at Morton High School caused a father to withdraw his son from the Hammond school.

September 27, 2010 7:54 pm

Schools leader plans cautious spending

HAMMOND | School Board member Cindy Murphy wants to know how the School City of Hammond will spend nearly $3 million in federal stimulus dollars.

September 14, 2010 12:00 am

School administrators play musical chairs

HAMMOND | Superintendent Walter Watkins will recommend a new principal for Hammond High School on Aug. 12 as the district works to turn around one of the lowest-performing schools in the state.

August 05, 2010 12:00 am
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