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Given the political push back and legislative discussion over the Common Core Standards touted by former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett and endorsed by many teachers in the region, it does not look like there will be changes to the ISTEP-Plus test anytime soon.
While Purdue University Calumet is facing a deficit this year, other local colleges say they are not having any financial problems.
In the competition of full-time enrollment, degree completions and financial strength, Purdue University Calumet officials are looking at attracting student in its athletics program.
GARY | An Indiana State Board of Accounts audit of the Gary Community School Corp. points out overdrawn fund balances, poor internal controls and poor record-keeping in a 72-page audit released Tuesday that takes the school district to task.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | There was hardly a dry eye in the building when the Lake Ridge School Board voted 4-1 on Monday to close Grissom Elementary School.
As local school leaders review retirements, resignations and fall student enrollment, most are looking to hire talented, enthusiastic teachers to be effective in the classroom.
GARY | A Superior Court judge has ordered the Gary Community School Corp. to lease a shuttered school building to a local charter school.
HAMMOND | Thanks to a donation from the city of Hammond, Purdue University Calumet's popular Riley Child Center will remain open.
GARY | Lew Wallace STEM Academy in Gary was on lockdown for a short period Thursday morning after a school security officer realized he came to work without his weapon.
CEDAR LAKE | An Indiana State Board of Accounts audit of the Hanover Community School Corp. draws attention to several accounting and bookkeeping issues and an overdrawn textbook rental fund account in 2011.
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet is facing a $4 million shortfall this year, and will close the Academic Learning Center in Merrillville and is considering closing the Charlotte R. Riley Child Center at the Hammond campus.
GARY | Grissom Elementary School parent Robyn Probus has attended all three community forums regarding the Lake Ridge Schools' finances and the last three School Board meetings.
HAMMOND | Due to decreasing enrollment at Purdue University Calumet’s off-site Academic Learning Center in Merrillville, the university announced Wednesday it will not offer classes this fall at the facility.
MERRILLVILLE | Federal budget cuts already are being felt by some of Indiana's youngest residents.
GARY | Ball State University has set appeal hearing dates for two Gary charter schools that were notified their charters would not be renewed.
HAMMOND | More than 300 high school students attended a World Affairs Conference at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond to discuss whether world peace is possible and why they should care.
MERRILLVILLE | Two Pierce Middle School boys will be suspended for making inappropriate comments to a female classmate.
GARY | Indiana University has deferred more than $700 million in maintenance at its seven campuses -- including Indiana University Northwest in Gary.
SCHERERVILLE | Merrillville High School senior Briana Williams was among nearly 175 female students from six high schools in Lake County who attended the HerWorld conference at the Patrician Banquet Center in Schererville.
GARY | As Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann toured the cosmetology department at the Gary Area Career Center on Friday, she said if she had more time she'd stay to get a manicure and pedicure.
GARY | Nearly 200 students, teachers and parents from Ambassador Christian Academy in Gary will participate in a rally supporting school vouchers at the Indiana statehouse Monday sponsored by School Choice Indiana.
LAKE STATION | A veteran Edison Jr./Sr. High School teacher was suspended Friday with pay following a threatening message he allegedly wrote on the chalkboard to students.
GARY | One of the biggest challenges administrators at Roosevelt College and Career Academy face is attendance; too many students simply don't come to school.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Officials at Lake Ridge Schools are looking for a long-term fix to a $1.7 million budget deficit the district is facing next year.
GARY | Watson Academy fifth-grader Job Smith said he was thrilled and excited to meet the man for whom his school was named.
GARY | Gary native and veteran educator Bernard C. Watson contends he has no magic wand to deal with the issues going on in education today.
GARY | The School Board on Tuesday approved hiring three more transformational specialists to turn around its failing schools.
CALUMET TWP. | Nearly 200 parents, teachers and community members turned out for a Lake Ridge School Board meeting Monday night to protest the closing of an elementary school and contracting out of maintenance and janitorial services.
GARY | Renowned educator and author Bernard C. Watson will visit Gary Wednesday and Thursday.
The outlook for K-12 education might be a bit murky as educators across the state wait for new state education leader Glenda Ritz to set her agenda.
Three local school corporations are joining a growing number of school districts asking for a property tax increase as they wrestle with state budget cuts to education.
Three local school districts are paying for a special election May 7 asking voters to approve a tax increase in their respective communities.
HAMMOND | A corrupted server in the School City of Hammond is creating concerns regarding lost information and legal documentation, including files on Individual Education Programs in special education, grant proposals and state and federal education reporting.
GARY | A new principal has been named to lead Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy.
A little-known property tax in Lake County generates about $4 million a year for county schools. In the past 10 years, the county has collected $37 million that has gone directly into the general funds of school districts.
GARY | A hearing in Marion County Superior Court over maintenance and repairs at Gary Roosevelt was postponed Friday after the sides reached agreement, just before going into court.
GARY | The principal of Roosevelt College and Career Academy has reportedly taken a job with the Gary Community School Corp.
As region schools await testing for ISTEP-Plus and End-of-Course Assessment exams, several showed improvement in 2012 standardized testing.
The School Town of Munster is not the first school district to invoke the principle of "in loco parentis" when disciplining students who engage in what it considers unacceptable behavior such as sexting or sending provocative messages through a cellphone or electronic device.
MUNSTER | The School Town of Munster board unanimously approved a resolution Monday authorizing a tax increase.
MUNSTER | About a dozen Munster High School students will be suspended for sexting at school Friday.
GARY | Officials at Charter School of the Dunes had no guarantee its charter would be renewed this year when it began construction of a new $13 million school building last summer.
CHESTERTON | An Indiana State Board of Accounts audit raised questions about commingling funds and extracurricular money at the Duneland School Corp.
HAMMOND | Many parents of students at East Chicago Lighthouse Charter School were angry to hear the Lighthouse Academy schools in Lake County plan to consolidate in the fall, offering one high school.
GARY | Parents of students at Roosevelt College and Career Academy say it's still cold inside the building following a previous school shutdown because of a broken heating system.
GARY | Despite notice that its charter won't be renewed, Charter School of the Dunes is operating in the black and will finish its $13 million school building, officials said.
MUNSTER | A possible tax hike to support the School Town of Munster drew criticism and support from residents who attended the first of two community forums Monday night.
GARY | Tabitha and Eliseo Velez, who have six children enrolled at Charter School of the Dunes in Gary, are among parents and community members advocating the school remain open.
MUNSTER | The School Town of Munster wants to go directly to the voters for a tax increase to avoid laying off as many as 20 teachers, cutting programs, reducing custodial services and eliminating some health insurance benefits.
MERRILLVILLE | Veteran school Superintendent Tony Lux on Tuesday announced his retirement from Merrillville Community School Corp. effective June 30.
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