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GARY | The Gary Teachers Union joined a nationwide effort to support and promote public education, and the effort kicked off Monday with a panel of educators, politicians and local leaders focusing on ways to improve public education.
Officials at Calumet College of St. Joseph are keeping a close eye on the Charter School of the Dunes.
Christy Campolattara, a third-grade teacher at Charter School of the Dunes, works with student Rodney Williams.
Bonnie Thompson, a teacher's aide in a third-grade classroom at Charter School of the Dunes, works with students in small-group instruction.
Genny Powell, a kindergarten teacher at Charter School of the Dunes, works with youngsters in class.
LAKE STATION | An associate professor at Indiana University Northwest called Deep River Educational Center a jewel in the middle of an urbanized area.
Banneker Achievement Center third-grade teacher Geraldine Champion works on a food chain project as students from Banneker Achievement Center and Frankie McCullough Girls Academy visit the Deep River Educational Center Friday.
Gary schools Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt, left, talks to teacher Alfred Holmes and Ellen Szarleta, with IUN, while touring the Deep River Educational Center.
Gary schools Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt looks at a map of Deep River Educational Center with Ellen Szarleta, director of the Center for Urban and Regional Excellence and associate professor at Indiana University Northwest in Gary.
Gary schools Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt, left, talks to Gary teacher Alfred Holmes and Ellen Szarleta, with IUN, while walking along a trail at Deep River Educational Center that leads to Deep River waterfall.
WESTVILLE | A local orthodontist has donated $1 million to Purdue University North Central in support of its new Student Services and Activities Complex building, slated to begin construction next fall.
GARY | An assistant English professor at Indiana University Northwest has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Council saying she has been denied tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor because she is gay.
In an effort to stimulate and engage students, a handful of local educators attended a two-day Project Lead the Way conference recently in Indianapolis.
While fans focus when a receiver is trying to catch a pass, few notice the people on the sidelines -- the athletic trainers, doctors and physical therapists -- who stand ready to treat any athlete's injury.
Lake Ridge teachers stand along Ridge Road in front of the administration building at 6111 W. Ridge Road, just prior to a Lake Ridge School Board meeting in October. Dozens of teachers, some parents and other local union members stood with teachers in their call for a fair contract. It was t…
It's been two years since Senate Bill 575 passed in 2011, a piece of legislation that sparked protests from teachers across Indiana.
GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. hired a special education compliance clerk to meet a variety of needs in its special education department, school officials said.
The Indiana Commissioner of Higher Education contends a policy approved last month was not designed to limit academic freedom at regional campuses.
Merrillville High School Principal Mike Krutz listens as teachers, students and administrators commend him Wednesday for being named the 2013 Indiana high school principal of the year.
Five-year-old Codi Ketchum shakes up the mixture to make butter Wednesday, just as in the days of the Pilgrims and Indians. Codi is a kindergartener at the Early Learning Center at Geoge Earle Elementary School in Hobart.
Kindergarten teacher Leslie Maxwell serves butter to youngsters during their Thanksgiving celebration Wednesday. The children at the Early Learning Center at George Earle Elementary School celebrated the holiday by having Thanksgiving Day activities and crafts such as making butter, playing …
Parent volunteers watch as students play hopscotch during their Thanksgiving celebration Wednesday at the Early Learning Center at George Earle Elementary School in Hobart. The youngsters celebrated the holiday by doing crafts and games, similar to what youngsters did years ago. They also re…
MERRILLVILLE | Teachers, students and staff commended Merrillville High School Principal Mike Krutz on Wednesday for his designation as Indiana's 2013 high school principal of the year.
MUNSTER | A Munster High School teacher is bringing her experience at NASA into the classroom, taking her students on an armchair trip to outer space.
Munster High School teacher Cara Germann, who was at NASA in Florida from Saturday through Tuesday, talks to students about the MAVEN satellite mission which was launched Monday.
Munster High School teacher Cara Germann points out highlights of her trip to NASA Saturday through Tuesday to students in her Earth, Space and Science class Thursday.
Munster High School teacher Cara Germann reviews her presentation before her students arrive in class Thursday morning.
VALPARAISO | The Indiana Commissioner of Higher Education appreciates the work local businesses, educators and community leaders in Northwest Indiana are doing to promote student success in high school and entrance into the workforce or college.
HAMMOND | The newest member of the Indiana State Board of Education stopped in Northwest Indiana Wednesday and toured the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology charter school.
Sean Egan, principal at the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology, talks to Indiana State Board of Education member Gordon Hendry during a tour of the building Wedneday.
Indiana State Board of Education member Gordon Hendry walks through the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology in Hammond with senior Ivy Westerhoff and state board member Tony Walker.
HAMMOND | About 80 Hammond High School students on Tuesday showcased what they learned about the immortalized cell line known as "HeLa."
CROWN POINT | A court hearing has been continued for a former Hanover Central High School teacher accused of taking students to a strip club and giving them alcohol.
Hammond High School senior Keila Crespo explains her project on Henrietta Lacks to friends and family members who visited the school Tuesday.
Hammond High School senior Luis Garcia explains his project about cancer to visitors at HeLa Night on Tuesday at the school. The "HeLa" cell line, which was taken from Henrietta Lacks in 1951, became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning…
Hammond High School juniors Amari Norwood, left, and Jacqueline Herrera talk about their projects on Henrietta Lacks during a presentation Tuesday at the high school.
Hammond High School juniors Amari Norwood, 17, left, and Jacqueline Herrera, 16, look at their projects on Henrietta Lacks on Tuesday during "HeLa Night" at their school. The "HeLa" cell line, which was taken from Lacks in 1951, became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for d…
HAMMOND | The Hammond School Board put off approving a policy that would guide the use of electronic devices such as audio and video recording equipment.
HAMMOND | Clark High School senior Mariela Cortes was moved by a speech by a Colombia native during a one-day conference at Purdue University Calumet, and she believes everyone felt the same way.
About 300 local Hispanic students attended the METAS Conference Friday at Purdue University Calumet. The morning keynote speaker, Lina Traslavina-Stover, right, hugs a student from East Chicago Central High School.
Three students from East Chicago Central High School listen as Lina Traslavina-Stover talks to them about college and careers. Traslavina-Stover was the morning keynote speaker at the METAS Conference at Purdue University Calumet. METAS stands for Motivate, Educate, Termina, Alcanza y Suena.
Lina Traslavina-Stover talks to East Chicago Central High School students about college and careers Friday during a conference for Hispanic students at Purdue University Calumet.
HOBART | Indiana University Northwest Chancellor William Lowe celebrated student scholarship and bestowed his highest honor — The Chancellor's Medallion — on four couples who have rendered distinguished service to the university as well as the community.
Tom Keilman, of BP Amoco, talks with Indiana University Northwest Chancellor William Lowe during the gala scholarship dinner at Avalon Manor Thursday night.
Anne Thompson, left, talks to former Indiana University Northwest Chancellor Hilda Richards during the Chancellor's Medallion reception at Avalon Manor.
New Vistas High School Principal Shaunna Finley talks to Pastor Scott Marshall and his son, Hudson, 8, who stop by to tour the charter school.
Senior Frank Edinburgh talks to Neighbors' New Vistas High School Principal Shaunna Finley during an open house where family, community and others came out to see the high school.
Senior Casey Jones, 17, of Gary, works on the Plato program at Neighbors' New Vistas High School in Portage. Jones is in the computer lab while the open house is under way.
PORTAGE | Dozens of people streamed in and out of Neighbors' New Vistas High School in Portage Thursday night during an open house to showcase the charter school.
SCHERERVILLE | Forest Ridge second-graders A.J. Betustak and Ashtyn Payne weren't born during the Vietnam War era, and didn't know much about our nation's veterans.
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