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LAKE STATION | With the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and recent stabbings at a Pennsylvania high school in the rearview mirror, Indiana State Police's school safety liaison focused on threat assessment Wednesday during a training session in Lake Station.
GARY | The new Ivy Tech Gary campus president envisions making the campus more community focused and engaging the entire community in emphasizing workforce development and meeting the demands of emerging industries.
WESTVILLE | While some universities across the country have declining student enrollment, Purdue University is reporting growth.
GARY | Today marks the deadline for Gary Community School Corp. to complete mold remediation and improve indoor air quality at Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy.
GARY | Although 13 of 16 Gary schools have been graded D or F by the Indiana Department of Education, three elementary schools are shining stars.
When tragedies hit schools, districts throughout the region respond in a variety of ways.
MERRILLVILLE | The District 1 Northwest Indiana Suicide Prevention Council held a workshop Friday that focused on increasing the understanding and awareness of youth suicide, suicide risk factors and treating and preventing suicides among adolescents.
MERRILLVILLE | More than a half-dozen educators from the Michigan Department of Education and the Great Lakes Comprehensive Center are on a two-day visit to the Merrillville Community School Corp. to see its success firsthand.
Dozens of local high school students and their parents, along with Indiana State University alumni, turned out Tuesday night for a recruiting event at the Wicker Memorial Park Social Center in Highland.
GRIFFITH | The Indiana State Board of Accounts has not released an audit of Eldon Ready Elementary School in the Griffith Public Schools pending further investigation.
GRIFFITH | The Indiana State Board of Accounts noted errors in the contract between the Griffith Federation of Teachers Local 761 and Griffith Public Schools.
SCHERERVILLE | The family of a former Lake Central High School student who died last week as a result of suicide appreciates the outpouring of love and support, his father said.
As Purdue University Calumet in Hammond and Purdue University North Central in Westville work to consolidate the two campuses, the Purdue University board of trustees extended the contract for Purdue North Central Chancellor James Dworkin.
WESTVILLE | Members of the Board of Trustees for Purdue University had nothing but good things to say about the consolidation of Purdue University Calumet in Hammond and Purdue University North Central in Westville.
ST. JOHN | A second Lake Central High School student committed suicide Wednesday night, following a sit-in Wednesday involving about 200 students, according to a parent who notified The Times. Details were not immediately available on the second student suicide.
GARY | Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz made a stop in Northwest Indiana on Wednesday to repeat the department is not taking over the Gary schools but will work with the district to build a stronger school system.
GARY | An assistant professor of public and environmental affairs contends less money is being dedicated to public schools causing schools to become more impoverished.
HAMMOND | Indiana's deputy superintendent of public instruction said the department expected the backlash it received regarding the draft Indiana standards.
GARY | On the heels of the state's designating the Gary Community School Corp. a "high risk" district and taking over its federal funds, Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt touted the district's accomplishments and talked about the future.
GARY | Fred Green contends he understands the "school-to-prison pipeline" firsthand.
GARY | A needs assessment will be the next step in the process of turning around the failing Gary school district.
HAMMOND | Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz will stop in the region Thursday to promote her literacy campaign.
HAMMOND | A Nobel Peace Prize-winner told about 300 students that climate changes pose fundamental threats to people, places, land, sea and various species.
HAMMOND | A 1970 graduate of Morton High School encouraged students to develop good goals and surround themselves with friends who have solid goals so they can support one another.
Although America is the land of opportunity, a Harvard University study contends that may not be the case for every child.
MUNSTER | An audit released by the Indiana State Board of Accounts this week shows the School Town of Munster's budget was in the red before voters approved a general fund referendum in May 2013.
MERRILLVILLE | The principal at Andrean High School is on a leave of absence.
While schools across the country encourage anti-bullying programs, Indiana is one of the few states that require them.
HOBART | The River Forest School Corp. is in a financial crisis, facing a $700,000-plus deficit this school year, the district's top official said.
GARY | The Indiana Department of Education has labeled the Gary Community School Corp. a high risk district, paving the way to take over its federal funds and determine how they are spent.
Educators say Indiana's new standards about what students should know and be able to do at each grade level are not measuring up.
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.
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