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There have been two winds blowing at public education over the last several weeks. The first has been the very cold and snowy wind, which have caused many schools to delay or cancel schools. This decision, never an easy one, has been made by superintendents across Northwest Indiana to keep s…
Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced the timeline for adopting standards for English/language arts and mathematics at the Indiana State Board of Education's Dec. 20 meeting.
When the baby boomers were in school, the expectation at home was to do well in school. Doing well was defined as performing sufficiently academically and behaviorally. Failure would have significant consequences.
When the children of Northwest Indiana arrived for the 2013-2014 school year, they were greeted by enthusiastic staff members ready to make it a fantastic school year.
After Associated Press reporter Tom LoBianco's story about Tony Bennett’s manipulation of the A-F school grading system concerning Christel House Academy and another 12 charter schools, school accountability measures enacted during the past four years came under scrutiny.
GUEST COMMENTARY: State must make a significantly stronger financial commitment to public K-12 education
As we enter the budget-building season for area school districts, leaders face many challenges.
Why are school corporations engaged in referendums as of late? While school referendums used to be mainly sought for an increase in property taxes for school construction projects, they are now being used to increase the funds available to cash-strapped general funds.
In an Indiana General Assembly session where so much could have been done for K-12 public schools, the super majorities in the House and Senate let those opportunities slip through their fingers.
As we approach the halfway point of the current session of the Indiana General Assembly, the Northwest Indiana Superintendent’s Study Council has serious concerns for Indiana’s legislators and citizens to consider.
The Indiana General Assembly will focus on a two-year state budget as well as adjustments this year. The greatest impact on the state budget will be the dollars appropriated for education.
It is the age of accountability. The superintendents of the Northwest Indiana Public School Study Council welcome the call to be accountable.
By the Northwest Indiana Public School Study Council
Remember when you were in school? Hopefully, you did your best to work hard to learn. The payoff was a good grade based on your hard work and your demonstration of achievement. In recent years, schools have been labeled in much the same way.
School officials have always had to make difficult decisions when building annual budgets. Superintendents and school business managers annually face the complex task of providing for student needs with fewer education dollars. Recent funding changes and the constitutional tax cap have contr…
This chart is an example of how one school district — MSD of Boone Township — is affected by the tax-cap legislation.
College and career readiness are goals for every student, and Northwest Indiana public schools are doing incredible work preparing today’s graduates for their future.
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