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Three Porter County school districts will offer on-site immunization clinics to accommodate students not yet in compliance with a state law now in effect.
Two region instructors will seek input from teachers on state education reforms as members of the Indiana Education Reform Cabinet. The group met for the first time Saturday.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso's new schools chief thinks it will take five years to reach the level of pre-eminence aimed at in the district's recently crafted vision statement.
For the life of her, Martha Willis can't understand how someone can get through high school without learning how a bill becomes a law.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso middle and high school students who have not received state-required immunizations or requested an exemption by Thursday will be excluded from school until they do.
WESTVILLE | The rights of citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures that were fought for in 1776 are under siege and it falls to the country's young people to preserve them.
VALPARAISO | Emergency medical personnel are often not the real first responders to the emergency of substance abuse.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | A speech to the nation's schoolchildren by President Barack Obama on Tuesday drew generally favorable reviews from students in a noontime study hall at Washington Township High School.
MERRILLVILLE | A key factor to success of the One Region, One Vision initiative will be "the power of the pulpit," Senior Pastor Steve Munsey of Munster's Family Christian Center told attendees at Friday's event.
MERRILLVILLE | One tangible benefit of the One Region, One Vision initiative has been getting the region's mayors working together, Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas told a Friday gathering.
MERRILLVILLE | The leadership of a local news media organization in driving One Region, One Vision is extraordinary, but now The Times needs to employ a range of technologies to inform the region of the initiative's possibilities, observers of Friday's event said.
UNION TOWNSHIP | Union Township School Corp. may soon join three other county school districts by implementing random drug testing of certain students.
BURNS HARBOR | Substance use among Porter County youths is higher than state averages almost across the board and follows examples set by the county's adults.
VALPARAISO | There were plenty of hot dogs and plenty of information on clubs and colleges, but not lots of games at Tuesday's Welcome Back Day at the Valparaiso campus of Ivy Tech Community College Northwest.
VALPARAISO | Globe-spanning music will highlight an upcoming celebration of international cultures and connections.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Warning: this column contains depictions of animal treatment that some readers may find offensive.
Lunchtime is the low point. But it's also the peak from which the rest is all downhill.
VALPARAISO | If you like your strawberries, watermelons and the cotton in your shirt, you'd better be good to bees.
CHESTERTON | A pair of 2010 Chesterton High School graduates took high honors in competition at the National Forensic League's National Speech and Debate Tournament this summer in Kansas City, Mo.
WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central set a new enrollment record with 4,614 students enrolled this fall, the university announced.
WESTVILLE | Counseling, benefits information, and referrals are among the services offered by the newly opened Veteran's Center of Northwest Indiana on the campus of Purdue University North Central.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso High School junior Greg Thome has been invited to serve a two-year term on the Student Advisory Committee of the Indiana High School Athletic Association.
From Hebron's $210,000 to Gary's $3.2 million, region school districts are set to reap a windfall of federal funding to preserve teaching jobs, but the state's top educator is urging districts to spend cautiously.
HEBRON | Hebron schools has advertised a 2011 general fund down 3 percent from this year's spending.
CHESTERTON | The Duneland School Corp. will advertise a 2011 general fund budget of $35.9 million, almost 8 percent lower than this year's.
WESTVILLE | Are you smarter than a sixth-grader when it comes to the U.S. Constitution?
Valparaiso schools move aggressively to incorporate more technology in the classroom.
VALPARAISO | Years after his recovery from alcoholism and well into an acting career, Steve Ford was challenged by his three nieces to do more with his life, to speak out to help others struggling with addiction.
VALPARAISO | The first home night game in Valparaiso University football history will highlight Communiversity Day -- a university initiative celebrating the 152-year-old relationship between VU and Northwest Indiana.
CHESTERTON | Amid the swirling chaos of hallways full of uncertain but high-spirited seventh graders at a new school, Chesterton Middle School Principal Craig Stafford provided comfort and direction.
VALPARAISO | There's more to middle school than your locker combination.
VALPARAISO | The journey of a lifetime began for new Valparaiso University students with a march to Tuesday's opening convocation through a chute of applauding professors.
VALPARAISO | A new branding initiative unveiled by Valparaiso University on Tuesday is aimed at strengthening and clarifying the university's identity.
VALPARAISO | Despite clear and present challenges, the Valparaiso school system has the human and material resources to become a top, exemplary district not only in the state, but in the nation as well.
HEBRON | Laura Roeske was surprised by the large number of cars when she arrived at Hebron High School for a public screening of Superintendent of Public Education Tony Bennett's State of Education.
UNION TOWNSHIP | Wheeler High School is aiming for a little hands-off learning this year.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso school board has approved a proposed 2011 general fund budget for the district 4.6 percent lower than the 2010 funding level.
VALPARAISO | Two central office administrators have joined Valparaiso Community Schools.
Scene: I take my son to the high school for freshman registration. In the cafeteria, we pinball around the various stations: class schedule, health forms, lunch money, athletic pass.
PORTER TOWNSHIP | The Porter Township School Corp. board has tied salaries in administrators' contract extensions to state funding levels.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Schools has added two elementary class sections and hired two teachers to reduce a large number of students turned away from neighborhood schools.
VALPARAISO | Boosting Hoosiers' disposable income while creating an environment attractive to business investment has been the aim of the Daniels administration -- and it has succeeded at that.
VALPARAISO | The $300 million in cuts to public education imposed earlier this year will be incorporated into the baseline for school districts' 2011 budgets, Gov. Mitch Daniels said Wednesday.
VALPARAISO | Republicans walked away from their core principles in 2008, U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Columbus, told some 200 GOP supporters Tuesday, "and the American people walked away from us."
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso middle and high schoolers would pursue their studies as members of one of four career academies, under a plan Superintendent Andrew Melin presented to the School Board on Tuesday night.
HEBRON | Hebron High School will host a public viewing of Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett's first Indiana State of Education speech at 5 p.m. on Aug. 23.
VALPARAISO | When former first lady Betty Ford began treatment for alcoholism and prescription drug addiction shortly after her husband left the White House, her family was as scared and uncertain as any other family would be.
UNION TOWNSHIP | A variety of upgrades will be made to Union Township schools, thanks to a $2 million federal stimulus loan.
PORTAGE | A Portage man's death has been attributed to the summer heat.
The 25th annual Midwest Corvette & Chevy Show attracted fans of the iconic American sports car on Saturday.
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