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Hammond High teacher accused of throwing chair

HAMMOND | A substitute teacher at Hammond High School is accused of throwing a chair at a student in the classroom.

September 10, 2014 7:58 pm
Ritz lauds teaching in Merrillville

Ritz lauds teaching in Merrillville

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.

September 10, 2014 7:18 pm Photos

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No raise for Lake Ridge superintendent Johnson-Shirley

CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge School Board voted against giving its superintendent a raise.

September 10, 2014 3:03 pm

Munster schools want state to change funding formula

MUNSTER | The Munster School Board passed a resolution saying it wants the state Legislature to change the school funding formula to make it fair.

September 09, 2014 8:30 pm

National Merit Semifinalists named

Twenty-two local students are among 16,000 students who were named semifinalists in the 60th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

September 09, 2014 3:08 pm
Jefferson first-graders celebrate International Literacy Day

Jefferson first-graders celebrate International Literacy Day

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.

September 08, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Gary school leaders hear preliminary budget

Gary school leaders hear preliminary budget

GARY | As Gary school board members review a budget for 2015, they learned enrollment is down by about 500 students.

September 08, 2014 6:34 pm

East Chicago teen arrested after fight

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.

September 08, 2014 6:12 pm
Da'Ione Fields: Driven to succeed

Da'Ione Fields: Driven to succeed

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.

September 07, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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New alliances, plans aimed at filling jobs

New alliances, plans aimed at filling jobs

GARY | Ivy Tech Community College is expanding its footprint in Northwest Indiana and the North Central region and positioning itself for the future.

September 04, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Portage woman critically wounded in Labor Day shooting in E.C.

EAST CHICAGO | A Portage woman is in critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn following an early morning shooting on Labor Day that could be drug related.

September 01, 2014 11:00 pm

Calumet City men arrested following high speed chase, dog bite

HAMMOND | A simple trip to the grocery store late Saturday ended in a high speed chase, a dog bite and an arrest for two Calumet City men.

September 01, 2014 7:45 pm
Hobart High Spanish teacher brings language to life

Hobart High Spanish teacher brings language to life

HOBART | Hola, ¿Cómo estás? ¿Vienes preparado? Vamos a repasar los verbos en el pasado con el iPad. 

August 31, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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State board cites problems in audit of School City of East Chicago

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…

August 25, 2014 6:30 pm
Teachers excited for new school year

Teachers excited for new school year

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.

August 18, 2014 2:12 pm Photos

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Special ed can begin before school

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.

August 17, 2014 6:30 pm

Legislator decries attacks continue on public education

MUNSTER | One state representative believes Munster's deficit is the result of a continuing attack on public education. 

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Munster school leaders blame state for deficit

Munster school leaders blame state for deficit

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.

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Key changes at Gary's Bowman as school year starts

Key changes at Gary's Bowman as school year starts

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.

August 15, 2014 7:48 pm Photos

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Renovation work continues at local schools

Renovation work continues at local schools

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.

August 14, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Whiting Oilers gear up for first day of school

Whiting Oilers gear up for first day of school

WHITING | Students and parents stood in groups, along Oliver Street in Whiting, talking among themselves as they waited for school to open.

August 14, 2014 7:03 pm Photos

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State panel approves Ivy Tech lease/purchase of ALC

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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Local technical centers, courses get students ready for college and careers

Local technical centers, courses get students ready for college and careers

With a part-time job at a Valparaiso laboratory and a college scholarship, Cole Ozbolt is proud of his vocational accomplishments.

August 13, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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IDOE assigns staff member to Gary schools

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.

August 13, 2014 7:30 pm
Pilot program to focus on preschool education

Pilot program to focus on preschool education

Katrina McFerrin is pleased to see Lake County is one of five counties in the state selected to operate a preschool education program.

August 12, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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