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.
Nearly 2,500 college freshmen at Indiana State University, IUPUI and Ivy Tech Community College will be connected with a trained “College Success Coach” or mentor this fall through a new state initiative designed to increase graduation rates by up to 15 percent for students enrolled in the s…
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana Department of Education leader reported that EdisonLearning and the Gary Community School Corp. are working together to resolve issues.
The Indiana Department of Education released statewide 2014 ISTEP-Plus scores that show continued improvement in schools across Northwest Indiana and the state.
Teachers Dave Kenning and Judy Commers are retiring this year from the Porter County Career Center, taking with them more than 60 years of combined experience and institutional knowledge, said Jon Groth, the school's director.
A former extracurricular treasurer at Bailly Elementary School in Lake Station pleaded guilty to felony theft from the school.
DYER | Dyer police have issued an arrest warrant for an Illinois man believed to have committed an armed robbery at the Dollar General Store at 1620 Sheffield Ave.
HAMMOND | A former bookkeeper for the Hanover Community School Corp. pleaded guilty this week to felony theft.
HAMMOND | Hammond schools Superintendent Walter Watkins is continuing to recover.
Charles Williams has been promoted to principal at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy.
EAST CHICAGO | New East Chicago Superintendent Youssef "Dr. Joe" Yomtoob got the heart pumping and the crowd clapping when he laid out his qualifications for his new job and gave a rousing presentation on his thoughts about education and how he intends to move the School City of East Chicago…
HOBART | The River Forest Community School Corp. named a former region educator as the new superintendent.
GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. will consider renaming a school after King of Pop Michael Jackson.
GARY | The water service has been restored to Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy a month after it was turned off for nonpayment of bills, school officials said Thursday.
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.
Purdue University Northwest will be the name of the unified campuses of the university's Calumet and North Central locations.
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