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VALPARAISO | A handful of students from across Northwest Indiana have benefited from a summer computer-design camp for middle school students at Ivy Tech Community College Northwest, Valparaiso campus.
GARY | Indiana University Northwest students are getting an opportunity to hear from legislators, politicians and other professionals regarding possible careers available with a degree in public and environmental affairs.
HAMMOND | Walter Watkins, the School City of Hammond superintendent who was brutally beaten two weeks ago, has been upgraded to fair condition.
CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge School Board will further negotiate a salary increase for Superintendent Sharon Johnson-Shirley.
HAMMOND | The Indiana State Board of Accounts audit of the School City of Hammond shows some accounts are overdrawn.
GARY | The utility bills at Gary Roosevelt, where school has not been in session since late June, amount to about $1 million.
Ivy Tech Community College is pursuing acquisition of the Purdue Academic Learning Center in Merrillville.
HAMMOND | The chief administrator for academic services for the School City of Hammond has been named the acting superintendent while Superintendent Walter Watkins remains hospitalized.
MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville High School joined the ranks of schools which were named Indiana Four Star Schools in the 2012-13 school year.
Mark Schellinger, a government teacher at Merrillville High School, teaches a summer government class.
Merrillville High School government teacher Mark Schellinger talks to students about the differences between state and federal government rights. Schellinger is teaching a summer government class.
Some region school food service directors are looking at new federal guidelines allowing more students to eat free school breakfasts and lunches.
HAMMOND | The condition of Hammond Schools Superintendent Walter Watkins has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, a hospital spokesman said.
HAMMOND | Hammond police continue to search for clues in the brutal beating of Walter Watkins, the School City of Hammond superintendent.
HAMMOND | The superintendent for the School City of Hammond remains in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
HAMMOND | The superintendent for the School City of Hammond was severely beaten during a home invasion, police said.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | The community's displeasure with a salary increase for the Lake Ridge superintendent escalated into a disagreement Monday night between her husband and some residents.
GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. needs a minimum of $6.5 million to repair and renovate some of the school buildings that will be open this fall.
CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge School Board tabled the superintendent's request for a raise Monday night.
After a month of hard work, the One Region organization has submitted its preschool pilot proposal on behalf of Lake County to the Family and Social Service Administration.
The Indiana Department of Education on Monday submitted its application for a waiver from some aspects of No Child Left Behind.
The One Region organization will submit a preschool pilot proposal on behalf of Lake County to the Family and Social Service Administration on Monday.
A number of initiatives designed to help all Gary schoolchildren graduate high school and successfully go on to college and careers are coming together.
GARY | Three key educational leaders at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy in Gary have resigned.
GARY | The Gary School Board voted to keep Dunbar-Pulaski open as a citywide middle school housing seventh- and eighth-graders.
GARY | The water remains off at Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy, and those students will return to class Monday at the Gary Area Career Center.
GARY | The water has been turned off at Gary Roosevelt and students were sent home.
EAST CHICAGO | The city of East Chicago has sent a letter to the Board of Trustees for the School City of East Chicago canceling the school district's lease to use the city's bus barn.
EAST CHICAGO | The School City of East Chicago board has appointed a new superintendent.
HAMMOND | The Purdue University Unification Committee has settled on three proposed names for the unified Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central campuses.
Nathan Dolan works at his office at NorthShore Health Centers in Portage.
This is an artist's rendering of an informal study area at the new building for Indiana University Northwest and Ivy Tech Community College Northwest.
A native of Chicago's South Side and a former military wife, Phyllis Chavez has lived all over the United States and much of the world.
When Brittany Bontekoe was a teenager enrolled in school at Michigan City High School, she decided to be home-schooled.
Nathan Dolan, of South Haven, is passionate about quality and organization, and has set a path to "work smarter" throughout his career.
MERRILLVILLE | Roshanta Buggs contends her family is hugely competitive and maintains an ongoing friendly rivalry at home.
A Portage woman has set her career goals on higher education, and is on the first rung of the ladder.
HAMMOND | In January, the School City of Hammond notified five administrators they would be lose their positions because their schools were failing.
A Highland resident is the first industrial engineer hired at Strack & Van Til.
GARY | One of the city's own school board members is one of the many derelict property owners whose tax avoidance has helped push the district into closing six of its public schools.
Six universities and colleges across Northwest Indiana will kick off the 27th annual Working Smarter program, a weeklong series of workshops targeted at region residents seeking an education and better employment opportunities.
SCHERERVILLE | Purdue University Calumet Chancellor Thomas Keon contends the state is moving in the right direction by having two-year institutions, such as Ivy Tech Community College, focus on two-year programs and remedial education, while universities focus on more advanced degrees.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | The Lake Ridge School Board has completed evaluating Superintendent Sharon Johnson-Shirley and will hold a meeting June 30 to vote on a raise.
GARY | A Gary Roosevelt junior who was referred to Project Rebuild following issues with truancy thanked the program's sponsors for helping him turn his life around.
School City of Hammond Personnel Report May 22, 2014
Lake Ridge teachers union president Dan Brugioni addresses the board and tells them them giving the superintendent a raise is unfair to the teachers and staff who have gone without raises.
Parents, teachers and staff crowd the public hearing waiting for an opportunity to speak regarding a proposed increase for Lake Ridge Superintendent Sharon Johnson-Shirley.
CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge School Board held a public hearing on whether to extend the superintendent's contract to June 30, 2019, with a salary of $150,000 plus other perks and benefits. Dozens of people crowded the board's meeting room waiting for an opportunity to speak. School Board P…
The number of children in Northwest Indiana from low-income families and eligible for free or reduced-price lunch has climbed in the region and across the state, as school districts face tighter budgets and reduced state funding. That problem is compounded for students in urban districts.
Educators know there is a correlation between students growing up in poverty and lower levels of achievement. Trying to disconnect that link is the key challenge they face, they said.
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