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Local politicians support public education

Local politicians support public education

HIGHLAND | A rally in support of public education was held Monday by Sen. Frank Mrvan, D-Hammond, and state Rep. Mara Candelaria-Reardon, D-Munster.

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Ritz tours Hanover Central schools

Ritz tours Hanover Central schools

CEDAR LAKE | School pride was on display as seven Hanover Central High School students took Indiana education leader Glenda Ritz on a tour of the school.

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West Side algebra scores rise with group learning

West Side algebra scores rise with group learning

GARY | A good math teacher sends students to the board to do math. A good math teacher helps a student work through the problem. A really good math teacher develops a relationship with the student, that is the teacher and student connect. 

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Local schools continue to focus on improving schools

While school grades have not been officially released by the Indiana Department of Education, school districts have known their preliminary grades for about a month.

October 15, 2014 8:00 pm
Illinois Central may stop providing bus service to Gary students

Illinois Central may stop providing bus service to Gary students

GARY | As many as 100 Gary school bus drivers may lose their jobs and more than 4,000 students would be without transportation to school if Illinois Central Bus Co. halts service.

October 15, 2014 8:00 pm
Purdue merger already seeing savings, efficiencies

Purdue merger already seeing savings, efficiencies

When Purdue University Calumet in Hammond and Purdue University North Central in Westville complete a consolidation, the new entity will be the fifth-largest university in the state with more than 15,000 students on the two campuses.

October 13, 2014 6:00 pm
Highland students learn devices are fonts of learning, not just toys

Highland students learn devices are fonts of learning, not just toys

HIGHLAND | Warren Elementary School fifth-graders Gabrielle Garcia and Blake Schwandt understand the implications of using the Internet.

October 12, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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AT&T contributes $300K grant to local program

AT&T contributes $300K grant to local program

EAST CHICAGO | AT&T Indiana has donated $300,000 to the Communities in Schools of Lake County program to help prepare students for success.

October 09, 2014 6:49 pm Photos

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Schererville elementary school has 129 students out sick

SCHERERVILLE | More than 25 percent of the youngsters at Peifer Elementary School were out ill Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 3:55 pm

Munster schools begin strategic planning

MUNSTER | Community members are working with Munster school leaders to create a strategic plan for the future.

October 06, 2014 9:15 pm

Gary School Board looking at extending superintendent's contract

GARY | The Gary School Board is looking at extending the superintendent's contract by one year.

October 06, 2014 7:30 pm
Parent involvement is key to student success

Parent involvement is key to student success

Parents Tonya Reed and Socorro Evans wanted to do more than encourage parents to make the report card pick up and attend a few basketball and football games.

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Leaders focus on importance of early childhood education

Leaders focus on importance of early childhood education

MERRILLVILLE | Local leaders and early childhood education experts made a pitch to support investing in early childhood education as an economic tool.

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IU Northwest to preview film on incarceration

IU Northwest to preview film on incarceration

GARY | Indiana University Northwest will showcase a documentary, "The Cooler Bandits," Saturday, as part of the university's latest book selection for its One Campus, One Book initiative for the 2014-15 academic year.

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Willowcreek Middle School Braves flip over language arts

Willowcreek Middle School Braves flip over language arts

PORTAGE | Tim Pirowski remembers the fear that gripped him as a youngster as he prepared to ride a theme park roller coaster.

September 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gary school bills mounting; bus service could be affected

GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. released a joint statement Monday, along with Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, saying it is working with Illinois Central, which provides bus service, to resolve its outstanding bill.

September 29, 2014 9:26 am
New Munster superintendent digging out of the red

New Munster superintendent digging out of the red

MUNSTER | Munster schools Superintendent Jeffrey Hendrix has a plan to get the district out of the red and keep it out.

September 27, 2014 9:00 pm
HistoryMakers visit region to inspire youth

HistoryMakers visit region to inspire youth

HAMMOND | Robert Blackwell Sr. remembers a time as a youngster growing up in Philadelphia when businessmen did not look like him.

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Valpo high teacher leads students on natural adventures

Valpo high teacher leads students on natural adventures

VALPARAISO | Every day is an adventure for students in Heidi Bernardi's zoology class at Valparaiso High School, whether they are trekking through the school's nature center, just off the football field, or dissecting squid in the school lab.

September 21, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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St. Thomas More sets precedent with president

St. Thomas More sets precedent with president

MUNSTER | St. Thomas More School in Munster has become the first elementary school in the Catholic Diocese of Gary to adopt the president/principal form of governance.

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Educators push college completion

Educators push college completion

A number of initiatives have been put in place to make college completion a reality, inline with the goal of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education that 60 percent of Hoosiers obtain credentials or degrees beyond high school by 2025.

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IUN grad students propose new education strategies

IUN grad students propose new education strategies

GARY | Graduate students at Indiana University Northwest took information from a community conversation on education and developed a strategic plan that was presented Tuesday at a Conversation on Education Part II.

September 18, 2014 4:37 pm

Purdue Calumet possibly hacked

HAMMOND | A student data system at Purdue University Calumet may have been hacked.

September 17, 2014 7:00 pm
Gary schools announces improved grades

Gary schools announces improved grades

GARY | While Gary schools Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt maintains she does not like the way the state of Indiana grades schools, she released preliminary grades Wednesday showing several schools improved.

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Teachers help students focus on culinary creations

Teachers help students focus on culinary creations

VALPARAISO | Devon Chapman watched a chef visiting from Johnson & Wales University closely to see what he used as he prepared Enchilada Rotini, using a pinch of this and a little of that.

September 14, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Gary Career Center

Gary Career Center

Students work in the welding shop at the Gary Career Center.

September 12, 2014 5:05 pm
Hammond Area Career Center picture

Hammond Area Career Center picture

Students work on a building in the Construction Technology program at the Hammond Area Career Center.

September 12, 2014 5:02 pm

E.C. school leaders investigate another fight

EAST CHICAGO | An East Chicago Central high school teacher was indirectly injured by broken glass Thursday when students were fighting.

September 12, 2014 3:30 pm
School leaders take stock of students

School leaders take stock of students

School superintendents across Northwest Indiana and the state took a tally of each student enrolled in school Friday for the first ADM or Average Daily Membership count, taken in September and again in February, to determine how much money each school district will receive.

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Hammond High teacher accused of throwing chair

HAMMOND | A substitute teacher at Hammond High School is accused of throwing a chair at a student in the classroom.

September 10, 2014 7:58 pm
Ritz lauds teaching in Merrillville

Ritz lauds teaching in Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | As she walked around and listened to teachers and students interact in Merrillville Community Schools, Indiana education leader Glenda Ritz told educators they are doing the kind of teaching that needs to happen all over the state.

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No raise for Lake Ridge superintendent Johnson-Shirley

CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge School Board voted against giving its superintendent a raise.

September 10, 2014 3:03 pm

Munster schools want state to change funding formula

MUNSTER | The Munster School Board passed a resolution saying it wants the state Legislature to change the school funding formula to make it fair.

September 09, 2014 8:30 pm
Jefferson first-graders celebrate International Literacy Day

Jefferson first-graders celebrate International Literacy Day

GARY | Jefferson Elementary School first-graders want you to know reading is fun, and they celebrated in a big way with new books and a parade through the building.

September 08, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Gary school leaders hear preliminary budget

Gary school leaders hear preliminary budget

GARY | As Gary school board members review a budget for 2015, they learned enrollment is down by about 500 students.

September 08, 2014 6:34 pm

East Chicago teen arrested after fight

EAST CHICAGO | A 15-year-old girl was arrested following a couple of different fights at East Chicago Central High School Thursday, and a school administrator suffered minor injuries when she tried to break up the fight.

September 08, 2014 6:12 pm
Da'Ione Fields: Driven to succeed

Da'Ione Fields: Driven to succeed

GARY | Da'Ione Fields of Gary balances academics, work and volunteering as he hones his skills with an eye toward a career in forensic science.

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New alliances, plans aimed at filling jobs

New alliances, plans aimed at filling jobs

GARY | Ivy Tech Community College is expanding its footprint in Northwest Indiana and the North Central region and positioning itself for the future.

September 04, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Hobart High Spanish teacher brings language to life

Hobart High Spanish teacher brings language to life

HOBART | Hola, ¿Cómo estás? ¿Vienes preparado? Vamos a repasar los verbos en el pasado con el iPad. 

August 31, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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Educators push college completion

Educators push college completion

Damond Ferguson of Gary reviews his schedule before choosing his books for the fall semester at Ivy Tech Community College Northwest, Gary campus. He works at the campus in the bookstore and is majoring in early childhood education.

August 28, 2014 10:56 am
Educators push college completion

Educators push college completion

Tony DeHoyos, an employee in the bookstore at Ivy Tech Community College Gary campus, shelves books in preparation of college classes which began Aug. 25.

August 28, 2014 10:52 am
Educators push college completion

Educators push college completion

As part of Purdue Calumet’s experiential learning initiative, more than 260 students presented 162 research projects during Student Research Day on campus April 3. Chemistry professor Hal Pinnick listens to a student as she highlights her work.

August 25, 2014 6:36 pm

State board cites problems in audit of School City of East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | The Indiana State Board of Accounts cites numerous issues in its latest audit of the School City of East Chicago, including saying the teacher contract signed in 2011 appears to run afoul of a state law prohibiting school corporations from entering into contracts for which the…

August 25, 2014 6:30 pm
Educators push college completion

Educators push college completion

The Purdue University Calumet Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) received a $480,000 federal grant a couple of years ago to launch a consortium for developing long term technical solutions for improving efficiency, lowering production costs, advancing steel man…

August 25, 2014 6:29 pm
Teachers excited for new school year

Teachers excited for new school year

GARY | Teachers in Lake Ridge Schools and Gary Community School Corp. were fired up Monday, a couple of days before school starts, as keynote speakers addressed teachers in those respective districts.

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Special ed can begin before school

Parents need not wait until the start of their child's first school year to start receiving special education services, said Indiana Youth Institute President Bill Stanczykiewicz.

August 17, 2014 6:30 pm

Legislator decries attacks continue on public education

MUNSTER | One state representative believes Munster's deficit is the result of a continuing attack on public education. 

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Munster school leaders blame state for deficit

Munster school leaders blame state for deficit

MUNSTER | Munster school leaders blame the district's $8 million deficit on a state funding formula, a 2008 state take over of the general fund and millions of dollars in education cuts by Gov. Mitch Daniels.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Related
Key changes at Gary's Bowman as school year starts

Key changes at Gary's Bowman as school year starts

GARY | Just months before Thea Bowman Leadership Academy is to submit its application for charter school renewal, it has lost three key administrators with more than 90 years of experience in education among them.

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Renovation work continues at local schools

Renovation work continues at local schools

The largest school renovation project in Northwest Indiana continues in the Lake Central School Corp., where voters in the district approved a $160 million construction referendum in 2011.

August 14, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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