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Roosevelt utility bills estimated at $1 million

GARY | The utility bills at Gary Roosevelt, where school has not been in session since late June, amount to about $1 million.

July 09, 2014 5:57 pm

Ivy Tech pursues purchase of Purdue Academic Learning Center

Ivy Tech Community College is pursuing acquisition of the Purdue Academic Learning Center in Merrillville.

July 09, 2014 5:30 pm

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
Merrillville High named Four Star School

Merrillville High named Four Star School

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville High School joined the ranks of schools which were named Indiana Four Star Schools in the 2012-13 school year.

July 07, 2014 5:18 pm Photos

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Merrillville High named Four Star School

Merrillville High named Four Star School

Mark Schellinger, a government teacher at Merrillville High School, teaches a summer government class.

July 07, 2014 3:15 pm
Merrillville High named Four Star School

Merrillville High named Four Star School

Merrillville High School government teacher Mark Schellinger talks to students about the differences between state and federal government rights. Schellinger is teaching a summer government class.

July 07, 2014 3:12 pm
School officials reviewing new federal breakfast, lunch program

School officials reviewing new federal breakfast, lunch program

Some region school food service directors are looking at new federal guidelines allowing more students to eat free school breakfasts and lunches.

July 06, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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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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Lake Ridge superintendent's salary dispute escalates into tiff

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | The community's displeasure with a salary increase for the Lake Ridge superintendent escalated into a disagreement Monday night between her husband and some residents.

July 01, 2014 1:25 pm
Gary school buildings need millions of dollars in repairs

Gary school buildings need millions of dollars in repairs

GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. needs a minimum of $6.5 million to repair and renovate some of the school buildings that will be open this fall.

July 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lake Ridge School Board tables raise request

CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge School Board tabled the superintendent's request for a raise Monday night.

June 30, 2014 9:15 pm

Lake County submits early childhood proposal

After a month of hard work, the One Region organization has submitted its preschool pilot proposal on behalf of Lake County to the Family and Social Service Administration.

June 30, 2014 4:19 pm

IDOE submits waiver request to feds

The Indiana Department of Education on Monday submitted its application for a waiver from some aspects of No Child Left Behind.

June 30, 2014 3:58 pm

Lake County to submit proposal for preschool education

The One Region organization will submit a preschool pilot proposal on behalf of Lake County to the Family and Social Service Administration on Monday.

June 29, 2014 11:00 pm
Initiatives to help Gary youths

Initiatives to help Gary youths

A number of initiatives designed to help all Gary schoolchildren graduate high school and successfully go on to college and careers are coming together.

June 28, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Three key leaders at Thea Bowman resign

GARY | Three key educational leaders at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy in Gary have resigned.

June 27, 2014 8:12 pm

Gary School Board votes to keep Dunbar-Pulaski open

GARY | The Gary School Board voted to keep Dunbar-Pulaski open as a citywide middle school housing seventh- and eighth-graders.

June 26, 2014 6:01 pm

Gary Roosevelt closing sends students to career center

GARY | The water remains off at Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy, and those students will return to class Monday at the Gary Area Career Center. 

June 25, 2014 4:43 pm

Water at Gary Roosevelt turned off

GARY | The water has been turned off at Gary Roosevelt and students were sent home.

June 23, 2014 6:58 pm
E.C. schools owe city nearly $1 million for bus parking

E.C. schools owe city nearly $1 million for bus parking

EAST CHICAGO | The city of East Chicago has sent a letter to the Board of Trustees for the School City of East Chicago canceling the school district's lease to use the city's bus barn.

June 23, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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E.C. board appoints new superintendent

EAST CHICAGO | The School City of East Chicago board has appointed a new superintendent.

June 20, 2014 10:30 pm

Purdue committee selects three names

HAMMOND | The Purdue University Unification Committee has settled on three proposed names for the unified Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central campuses.

June 20, 2014 5:45 pm
Virginia transplant 'works smarter' at VU

Virginia transplant 'works smarter' at VU

Nathan Dolan works at his office at NorthShore Health Centers in Portage.

June 20, 2014 2:41 pm
IU trustees approve new building

IU trustees approve new building

This is an artist's rendering of an informal study area at the new building for Indiana University Northwest and Ivy Tech Community College Northwest.

June 20, 2014 2:03 pm
Calumet College grad: It's never too late

Calumet College grad: It's never too late

A native of Chicago's South Side and a former military wife, Phyllis Chavez has lived all over the United States and much of the world.

June 19, 2014 7:00 pm
Hobart resident takes advantage of online learning

Hobart resident takes advantage of online learning

When Brittany Bontekoe was a teenager enrolled in school at Michigan City High School, she decided to be home-schooled.

June 18, 2014 5:00 pm
Virginia transplant 'works smarter' at VU

Virginia transplant 'works smarter' at VU

Nathan Dolan, of South Haven, is passionate about quality and organization, and has set a path to "work smarter" throughout his career.

June 18, 2014 4:52 pm Photos

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Merrillville resident said studying is a family affair

Merrillville resident said studying is a family affair

MERRILLVILLE | Roshanta Buggs contends her family is hugely competitive and maintains an ongoing friendly rivalry at home.

June 17, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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IUN grad looks toward higher education

IUN grad looks toward higher education

A Portage woman has set her career goals on higher education, and is on the first rung of the ladder.

June 16, 2014 5:15 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
Highland resident works smart at Purdue Calumet

Highland resident works smart at Purdue Calumet

A Highland resident is the first industrial engineer hired at Strack & Van Til.

June 15, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Gary school official owes $566,000 in property tax

Gary school official owes $566,000 in property tax

GARY | One of the city's own school board members is one of the many derelict property owners whose tax avoidance has helped push the district into closing six of its public schools.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Working Smarter programs start next week

Six universities and colleges across Northwest Indiana will kick off the 27th annual Working Smarter program, a weeklong series of workshops targeted at region residents seeking an education and better employment opportunities.

June 14, 2014 7:09 pm
Educators see region's diversity as its strength, weakness

Educators see region's diversity as its strength, weakness

SCHERERVILLE | Purdue University Calumet Chancellor Thomas Keon contends the state is moving in the right direction by having two-year institutions, such as Ivy Tech Community College, focus on two-year programs and remedial education, while universities focus on more advanced degrees.

June 13, 2014 6:50 pm
Lake Ridge super defends pay-hike request

Lake Ridge super defends pay-hike request

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | The Lake Ridge School Board has completed evaluating Superintendent Sharon Johnson-Shirley and will hold a meeting June 30 to vote on a raise.

June 12, 2014 6:00 pm
Project Rebuild celebrated third graduation

Project Rebuild celebrated third graduation

GARY | A Gary Roosevelt junior who was referred to Project Rebuild following issues with truancy thanked the program's sponsors for helping him turn his life around.

June 11, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Hammond administrators

Hammond administrators

School City of Hammond Personnel Report May 22, 2014

June 11, 2014 10:50 am
Lake Ridge teachers, parents protest

Lake Ridge teachers, parents protest

Lake Ridge teachers union president Dan Brugioni addresses the board and tells them them giving the superintendent a raise is unfair to the teachers and staff who have gone without raises.

June 09, 2014 8:04 pm
Lake Ridge teachers, parents protest

Lake Ridge teachers, parents protest

Parents, teachers and staff crowd the public hearing waiting for an opportunity to speak regarding a proposed increase for Lake Ridge Superintendent Sharon Johnson-Shirley.

June 09, 2014 8:07 pm
Lake Ridge teachers, parents protest $20,000-plus raise for superintendent

Lake Ridge teachers, parents protest $20,000-plus raise for superintendent

CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge School Board held a public hearing on whether to extend the superintendent's contract to June 30, 2019, with a salary of $150,000 plus other perks and benefits. Dozens of people crowded the board's meeting room waiting for an opportunity to speak. School Board P…

June 09, 2014 5:33 pm Photos

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Family, social problems stall learning

Family, social problems stall learning

The number of children in Northwest Indiana from low-income families and eligible for free or reduced-price lunch has climbed in the region and across the state, as school districts face tighter budgets and reduced state funding. That problem is compounded for students in urban districts.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Helping students in poverty feel hope, stay motivated

Helping students in poverty feel hope, stay motivated

Educators know there is a correlation between students growing up in poverty and lower levels of achievement. Trying to disconnect that link is the key challenge they face, they said.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Families in poverty strive to move forward

Families in poverty strive to move forward

Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty, the U.S. finds itself still grappling with homelessness, mental illness, joblessness, urban blight and other persistent issues connected with being impoverished, unemployed, uneducated or otherwise unable to find opportunity. 

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Going for the jobs

Going for the jobs

GARY | On the heels of closing six schools and the pending loss of teachers and staff, the Gary Community School Corp. is launching a new program that will put students in a position to get a job or continue their education.

June 04, 2014 8:27 am Photos

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Gary School Board votes to close six school buildings

Gary School Board votes to close six school buildings

GARY | The Gary School Board voted 4-2 on Tuesday to close six school buildings.

June 03, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Gary Roosevelt students graduate

Gary Roosevelt students graduate

GARY | It's been a rocky year for students at the Roosevelt College and Career Academy -- missing school due to snow and lack of heat, then dealing with the state finding mold and violations of air quality in the school.

May 30, 2014 9:30 pm
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