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Purdue Calumet possibly hacked

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

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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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Gary schools announce improved grades

Gary schools announce improved grades

This is the fourth-grade classroom of Williams Elementary School teacher Sharmayne McKinley.

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Gary schools announce improved grades

Gary schools announce improved grades

Williams Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Sharmayne McKinley conducts class Wednesday.

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Gary schools announces improved grades

Gary schools announces improved grades

Williams Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Sharmayne McKinley teaches a math lesson on money and counting Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 1:24 pm
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.

September 12, 2014 1:06 pm Photos

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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.

September 10, 2014 7:18 pm Photos

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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
Jefferson first-graders celebrate International Literacy Day

Jefferson first-graders celebrate International Literacy Day

Jefferson Elementary School first-graders parade around the building in celebration of International Literacy Day on Monday.

September 08, 2014 5:54 pm
Jefferson first-graders celebrate International Literacy Day

Jefferson first-graders celebrate International Literacy Day

Jefferson Elementary School first-grade teacher Diane Winsor talks to students about spelling words in class. She told them knowing how to spell will help them to be good readers.

September 08, 2014 5:49 pm
Gary school leaders hear preliminary budget

Gary school leaders hear preliminary budget

Students work in the cosmetology program at Gary Area Career Center. The Indiana Department of Education said Gary will receive $6,594 per studentfor fiscal year 2015. An official enrollment count will be taken Friday.

September 08, 2014 5:39 pm
Da'ione Fields: Driven to succeed

Da'ione Fields: Driven to succeed

Da'Ione Fields clas to the rhythm of the beat in his band class at 21st Century Charter School in Gary.

September 08, 2014 12:00 am
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.

September 07, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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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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Three days after the fall semester started Aug. 25, students already were studying in the library at Ivy Tech Community College Northwest at the Gary campus.

September 01, 2014 6:56 am
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Damond Ferguson, of Gary, is buying books in the bookstore at Ivy Tech Community College Northwest Gary campus. Manager Donna Hayes is waiting on him. In addition to majoring in early childhood education at the college, Ferguson also works in the bookstore.

September 01, 2014 6:43 am
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
Gary schools convocation

Gary schools convocation

Gary school Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt thanks keynote speaker Tracy Weeden following her presentation to teachers Monday.

August 18, 2014 4:30 pm
Gary schools convocation

Gary schools convocation

Keynote speaker Tracy Weeden sits on the far left side of the panel of Gary school administrators, city and state officials and union leaders. The district held its annual convocation for teachers that focused on change in Gary schools.

August 18, 2014 4:23 pm
Lake Ridge Schools convocation2

Lake Ridge Schools convocation2

Lake Ridge teachers stand up in support of teachers who were honored for their years of service and others named to new positions. Teachers were welcomed back to the school district Monday, and school starts Wednesday for students.

August 18, 2014 2:47 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.

August 18, 2014 2:12 pm Photos

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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.

August 15, 2014 7:48 pm Photos

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Key changes at Gary's Bowman as school year starts

Key changes at Gary's Bowman as school year starts

Members of the Drexel Foundation meet at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy high school in Gary. The members, from left, are Bishop Dale Cudjoe, Anne Thompson, Thomas Barnes, Ben Clement, James Harris and RoseMarie Banks. The seventh board member, Kayrn Price-Boswell, was not present.

August 15, 2014 7:16 pm
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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Whiting Oilers gear up for first day of school

Whiting Oilers gear up for first day of school

WHITING | Students and parents stood in groups, along Oliver Street in Whiting, talking among themselves as they waited for school to open.

August 14, 2014 7:03 pm Photos

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State panel approves Ivy Tech lease/purchase of ALC

The State Budget Committee on Thursday approved Ivy Tech Community College's request to enter into a lease with an option to purchase the Purdue Academic Learning Center in Crown Point.

August 14, 2014 6:42 pm Related

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Local technical centers, courses get students ready for college and careers

Local technical centers, courses get students ready for college and careers

With a part-time job at a Valparaiso laboratory and a college scholarship, Cole Ozbolt is proud of his vocational accomplishments.

August 13, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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IDOE assigns staff member to Gary schools

GARY |  As Gary schools prepare to welcome students Aug. 20, the Indiana Department of Education has assigned a staff member to help implement federal programs and serve as a state liaison with the district.

August 13, 2014 7:30 pm
Pilot program to focus on preschool education

Pilot program to focus on preschool education

Katrina McFerrin is pleased to see Lake County is one of five counties in the state selected to operate a preschool education program.

August 12, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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School year starts with controversial new standards

School year starts with controversial new standards

New Indiana State Standards — material all students in grades K-through-12 need to know — will be rolled out this year when school begins. 

August 11, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Lake Ridge board again tables salary increase

CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge Community Schools board has again tabled the issue of whether Superintendent Sharon Johnson-Shirley gets a salary increase and a contract extension.

August 11, 2014 9:38 pm
Communty supports revising school plan

Communty supports revising school plan

GARY | Dunbar-Pulaski eighth-grader Jazmyn Riggs urged members of the Indiana Department of Education to revise the school's improvement plan rather than closing the school or merging it with a higher performing middle school.

August 11, 2014 9:12 pm Photos

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Community supports revising plan

Community supports revising plan

Denise Dillard talks about different ways community organizations can work with the school district and help children.

August 11, 2014 8:50 pm
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