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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.
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 | 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.
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.
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 | 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.
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.
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.
HAMMOND | The School City of Hammond board approved new safety and security guidelines Monday with the exception of a policy that calls for certain authorized school employees to carry and use recording equipment, including wearing monitoring equipment while on duty.
HAMMOND | The Board of Trustees for the School City of Hammond is considering a policy to allow some personnel carry and use recording equipment, including wearing monitoring equipment while on duty.
HIGHLAND | Larry Vassar, a veteran Highland School Board member and strong community supporter, died Thursday morning.
GARY | Williams Elementary School students learned the ABCs of fruits and vegetables Tuesday.
WESTVILLE | Purdue University President Mitch Daniels commended faculty and staff at the Purdue University North Central regional campus Monday, saying they were doing a "tremendous" job.
School districts in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties will share in more than $9 million to improve school security, the governor's office announced Friday.
GARY | Randi Weingarten, president of the National American Federation of Teachers, encouraged Gary teachers Thursday to fight for the heart and soul of public education.
HAMMOND | The School City of Hammond is the most recent region district to settle its teacher contract, giving "effective teachers" a 3.5 percent salary increase.
EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago School Superintendent Mike Harding retired effective Wednesday.
GARY | The president of the Gary Community School Corp.'s District Parent Advisory Council is concerned students at Gary New Tech High School do not have laptops to work on.
Neither Breanna Prater, 12, nor Seth Shirey, 17, are surrounded by other students when they study; no brick or mortar.
WHITING | The Whiting High School band marched along 119th Street Saturday morning, leading a trail of ghosts, goblins, monsters and princesses.
GARY | As a result of a budding relationship between the Gary Community School Corp., the Confucius Institute at Valparaiso University and China, students at Wirt/Emerson Visual and Performing Arts will learn more about Chinese music and will visit the country in April.
HOBART | In an effort to boost its enrollment, the River Forest Community School Corp. will accept transfer tuition students for the second semester.
GARY | A panel of legal experts — judges and attorneys from across Northwest Indiana and the Chicago south suburbs — shared their life, background and careers with aspiring attorneys Thursday.
CEDAR LAKE | The Hanover Community School Corp.'s Board of Trustees has fired a chemistry teacher who has been charged with taking students to a Hammond strip club and allowed them to drink at his home.
A Hanover Central High School chemistry teacher has been charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after allegedly taking students to a strip club and giving them to alcoholic beverages at his home.
More than 40 percent of Indiana school children participate in the free or reduced-price lunch program, up 27 percent since 2004, and still not every eligible child is enrolled.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Career and Technical Center and the Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable sent out a survey to Porter County business owners to see how its graduates fare after school.
HAMMOND | Purdue University President Mitch Daniels visited Northwest Indiana on Wednesday to talk about the challenges Purdue faces, as well as all Hoosier universities.
MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville School Board will consider changes to the district's random drug testing policy when it meets Wednesday night.
HAMMOND | The School City of Hammond Board of Trustees is joining several school districts across Northwest Indiana in going to paperless board meetings.
CALUMET TWP. | A Hosford Park Elementary School teacher told the Lake Ridge Community Schools board she continues to live at home with her parents because she doesn't earn enough money to support herself.
Indiana's education leader is not planning a state takeover of failing schools like her predecessor, and has said she doesn't support that approach.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Members of the Lake Ridge teacher's union held up signs Thursday as parents dropped off students at different school buildings to show their displeasure with continued cuts in the district.
EAST CHICAGO | The School City of East Chicago board has appointed a new interim superintendent to oversee the district through this month.
CROWN POINT | Even though Crown Point High School officials canceled the homecoming dance last week, some students still intend to celebrate.
GARY | EdisonLearning reported to the Indiana Department of Education it has made strides at Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy, though it conceded it still faces challenges.
HAMMOND | An East Chicago junior high school math teacher believes the speakers at a math conference were especially helpful to her as a new teacher.
HOBART | Glenda Ritz told dozens of teachers, administrators and other supporters in Northwest Indiana she never wrote a concession speech.
HAMMOND | Some students do poorly in mathematics because they don't read well, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said Friday during a region conference.
GARY | Most of the 2013 ISTEP+ test scores for seventh- and eighth-grade students at Gary's Roosevelt College and Career Academy show a slight improvement under private management company EdisonLearning.
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