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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.
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.
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.
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.
HIGHLAND | Warren Elementary School fifth-graders Gabrielle Garcia and Blake Schwandt understand the implications of using the Internet.
EAST CHICAGO | AT&T Indiana has donated $300,000 to the Communities in Schools of Lake County program to help prepare students for success.
SCHERERVILLE | More than 25 percent of the youngsters at Peifer Elementary School were out ill Wednesday.
MUNSTER | Community members are working with Munster school leaders to create a strategic plan for the future.
GARY | The Gary School Board is looking at extending the superintendent's contract by one year.
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.
MERRILLVILLE | Local leaders and early childhood education experts made a pitch to support investing in early childhood education as an economic tool.
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.
PORTAGE | Tim Pirowski remembers the fear that gripped him as a youngster as he prepared to ride a theme park roller coaster.
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.
MUNSTER | Munster schools Superintendent Jeffrey Hendrix has a plan to get the district out of the red and keep it out.
HAMMOND | Robert Blackwell Sr. remembers a time as a youngster growing up in Philadelphia when businessmen did not look like him.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HAMMOND | A student data system at Purdue University Calumet may have been hacked.
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.
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.
Students work in the welding shop at the Gary Career Center.
Students work on a building in the Construction Technology program at the Hammond Area Career Center.
EAST CHICAGO | An East Chicago Central high school teacher was indirectly injured by broken glass Thursday when students were fighting.
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.
HAMMOND | A substitute teacher at Hammond High School is accused of throwing a chair at a student in the classroom.
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.
CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge School Board voted against giving its superintendent a raise.
MUNSTER | The Munster School Board passed a resolution saying it wants the state Legislature to change the school funding formula to make it fair.
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.
GARY | As Gary school board members review a budget for 2015, they learned enrollment is down by about 500 students.
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.
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.
GARY | Ivy Tech Community College is expanding its footprint in Northwest Indiana and the North Central region and positioning itself for the future.
HOBART | Hola, ¿Cómo estás? ¿Vienes preparado? Vamos a repasar los verbos en el pasado con el iPad.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
MUNSTER | One state representative believes Munster's deficit is the result of a continuing attack on public education.
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.
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.
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.
WHITING | Students and parents stood in groups, along Oliver Street in Whiting, talking among themselves as they waited for school to open.
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.
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