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Educators say Indiana's new standards about what students should know and be able to do at each grade level are not measuring up.
While schools across the country encourage anti-bullying programs, Indiana is one of the few states that require them.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz maintains she does not intend to follow in her predecessor's footsteps and take over failing public schools.
Democrats and Republicans may differ on many issues, but all recognize that early childhood education is key to a successful student and productive citizen.
As educators and business professionals across Northwest Indiana continue to work to improve education, the K-12 and Higher Education Teams of READY NWI have explored grant opportunities and identified ways K-12 and higher education can work more effectively together.
GARY | No glaring errors were reported in a state audit of three Lake County schools operated by Lighthouse Academies of Indiana Inc.
VALPARAISO | The Indiana State Board of Accounts recently cited issues in the Porter Township Schools lunch program in its audit.
MUNSTER | The Internal Revenue Service is investigating several cases of what may be identity theft at the School Town of Munster.
GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson is one of 14 mayors across the country who will partner with the National League of Cities and the U.S. Department of Education to hold a “community conversation” to discuss strategies to advance learning, student engagement and improve schools.
Ivy Tech Community College has reorganized its Corporate College across its geographic regions to reduce costs, increase efficiency and provide better outreach efforts to businesses throughout the state.
GARY | The Indiana State Board of Accounts released an audit report for Charter School of the Dunes showing that in 2009-10, it had excessive cash on hand from federal stimulus money and wasn't able to access the remaining funds.
MERRILLVILLE | Leaders at Purdue University Calumet say there is a buyer for the Academic Learning Center in Merrillville but the details of the agreement have not yet been ironed out.
Gary Community School Corp. is the latest district to implement an online credit recovery program to improve its graduation rate.
HAMMOND | Parents packed a special School City of Hammond board meeting Thursday night to protest the removal of principals at several failing schools.
GARY | Several Gary principals outlined school improvement plans, which included increasing English and math ISTEP+ scores, improving parent involvement and stepping up professional development.
GARY | An Indiana State Department of Heath inspection at Roosevelt College & Career Academy cited mold, air quality problems and standing water in the building.
HAMMOND | Seven Hammond schools presented Student Achievement Plans on Tuesday to focus on how to improve the schools academically.
MERRILLVILLE | Nothing was found when the Merrillville Community School Corp. conducted a drug search Tuesday morning at Pierce Middle School, the freshman center and the main Merrillville High School building.
GARY | Gary school leaders mulled the district's dismal financial picture, declining student enrollment and need to cut staff.
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education on Tuesday released its 2014 Indiana College Completion Report, which shows just 3 in 10 students who enroll at an Indiana four-year campus graduate on time and only half finish within six years.
HEBRON | School leaders in the Metropolitan School District of Boone Township hope to have more success with a general fund referendum than they did a year ago.
GARY | The verdict is still out on whether a private management company is operating Gary Roosevelt any better than the Gary Community School Corp. did.
GARY | Gary Teachers Union President Joe Zimmerman said he believes the Gary Community School Corp. payments to its teacher and other pension funds are late.
The state is giving local school districts a variety of options for snow makeup days.
The Indiana Department of Education has hosted school accountability meetings across the state with leaders of schools that earned a D or an F, and how to meet state and federal guidelines.
Students at Warren Elementary School in Highland were among thousands across the country who celebrated Digital Learning Day this week.
As districts continue to close schools following relentlessly cold weather and snow, they also are looking at how to make up those days and whether the ISTEP+ test will be pushed back.
HAMMOND | Three Gavit High School students were transported to the hospital Tuesday after taking pills that turned out to be morphine.
Local Indiana school districts have spent thousands of dollars to train teachers and buy material to implement Common Core Standards in grades K through 12, only to have the state now "take a pause" before total implementation.
GARY | The Gary school district has offered its West Side high school building to temporarily house students of Roosevelt College and Career Academy, which has been closed for about the past 10 days due to maintenance problems.
Ambassador Christian Academy in Gary leads the state with the highest number of students using vouchers, at 257 vouchers, for the 2013-14 school year.
GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. has reached an agreement with EdisonLearning to resolve continuing heating and building problems at Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy.
As Northwest Indiana wakes up to below-zero temperatures Tuesday and wind chills of between 30 and 40 below zero, many districts have closed schools.
As Trinity Lutheran School in Crown Point celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week, students will focus on a mission to Kenya.
HAMMOND | St. Casimir Catholic School may have surpassed every other region school with the most students on vouchers this school year.
HAMMOND | A play and presentation about the four girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963 moved some people to tears Thursday as students and faculty at Purdue University Calumet packed Alumni Hall.
Seven Northwest Indiana school districts will share a $450,000 federal Mathematics and Science Partnership grant administered by the Indiana Department of Education.
ST. JOHN | About 800 Clark Middle School seventh- and eighth-graders had a lesson in making good choices Wednesday.
HOBART | The River Forest School Corp. has created a virtual online academy to retain students and attract new ones.
GARY | Business students at Indiana University Northwest participated in a race experiment Friday when they had an opportunity to change the color of their skin.
The Indiana Department of Education released school corporation grades Wednesday, and most are in line with individual school grades officially released Dec. 21.
There is a crisis in high school counseling, according to Indiana Youth Institute leaders.
As Hoosiers across the state jot down New Year's resolutions, WGU Indiana wants to encourage more than 700,000 Indiana residents who have some college but no degree to consider going back to school.
GARY | While all schools across Northwest Indiana reopened Thursday following piles of snow and frigid temperatures, the Gary Community School Corp. opened its schools, then had to close some because of lack of heat.
ST. JOHN | Lake Central High School students unwrapped their last Christmas present Thursday when they walked into the newly renovated high school building.
School districts in Northwest Indiana and across the state that closed school Monday and Tuesday because of the deep freeze won't have to make up those days. Most schools expected to open for class Thursday.
Ivy Tech Community College on Tuesday announced the consolidation of its other regional campuses in a move similar to last year's merger of its Northwest and North Central regions.
EAST CHICAGO | A university search team including members from Purdue, Indiana, Indiana State and Ball State universities has been hired to look for a new East Chicago school superintendent.
An executive with the private management company that operates Roosevelt College and Career Academy in Gary has taken a new position, and a New Jersey company has bought a portion of the management company.
Portage Township Schools is the latest local district to consider a one-to-one computer initiative, that is, supplying each student with a tablet, laptop or other technological device for educational purposes.
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