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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.
With a part-time job at a Valparaiso laboratory and a college scholarship, Cole Ozbolt is proud of his vocational accomplishments.
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.
Katrina McFerrin is pleased to see Lake County is one of five counties in the state selected to operate a preschool education program.
New Indiana State Standards — material all students in grades K-through-12 need to know — will be rolled out this year when school begins.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Forbes has ranked Valparaiso University as one of the top 100 colleges in the Midwest in 2014 and the university regularly appears in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges” list.
While there continues to be upheaval in education at the state level, student test scores continue to show modest gains in Northwest Indiana, schools will make some transitions to comply with Indiana's new state standards and seven new school superintendents head up districts in the region.
EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago's new Superintendent Youssef "Dr. Joe" Yomtoob is said to be a financial wizard who will eliminate the school district's $6 million deficit and upgrade academic performance.
GARY | When school begins this fall, the Indiana Department of Education will play a more significant role in operations at the Gary Community School Corp.
New East Chicago school Superintendent Youssef "Dr. Joe" Yomtoob, center, meets and greets people at a recent Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Here Yomtoob is talking to Rebecca Holwerda, Northwest Indiana Regional director for U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, and East Chicago School Board Presid…
As state officials continue to squabble over policy and procedure, local educators are getting ready for a school year with new state standards, a new state-mandated test and a budget where they may see only 1 percent in new money.
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