SCHERERVILLE — The principal and a teacher at Forest Ridge Academy rode onto the Erie-Lackawanna trail behind the school last week to cheers, whistles, applause and the fist-pumping soundtrack from the first "Rocky" movie to mark the first leg of their 100-mile ride through Lake and Porter c…
MERRILLVILLE — It may not be exactly like television's popular "Law and Order" series, but a group of students at Merrillville High School are learning all about trial law and the courtroom as part of the mock trial club established at the school several years ago.
Indiana's education chief, Jennifer McCormick, notes changes coming in years ahead with school funding, safety during Region visit
LOWELL — Indiana education leader Jennifer McCormick said school referendums will become a way of life for most districts across the state.
Thea Bowman students and staff experience the consequences of distracted driving through 'It Can Wait' campaign
GARY — Students at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy are learning more than math, English and computer technology at the high school. They also are learning about the dangers of distracted driving.
A group of students from Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy competed in an engineering and technology contest at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. They went in with lots of different career plans, and came back with most wanting to earn degrees in some area of engineering.
HAMMOND — Adriana Lopez, an eighth-grader at the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology, was honored last week by the Indianapolis-based Institute for Quality Education for her video submission to its statewide contest, "My School Choice Story."
It's Coffee Cart Fridays at Jerry Ross Elementary where special needs students serve up a hot cup of coffee
WINFIELD — The aroma of roasted coffee hits your nose the minute you walk into Room B11 at Jerry Ross Elementary School in Winfield.
EC Urban Enterprise Academy moves forward with new programs to erase D grades, and earn an 'A' once again
EAST CHICAGO — The East Chicago Urban Enterprise Academy, once rated an A by the Indiana Department of Education, has had two consecutive D grades. Teachers and administrators are working to turn that around.
VALPARAISO — Despite being a small school district in rural Valparaiso with 1,442 students in the 2017-18 school year, the Union Township School Corp. offers a large number of dual credit, Advanced Placement and honors classes to its high school students.
SCHERERVILLE — If you were at Forest Ridge Academy recently, you might have thought you were at a Pinewood Derby race, a traditional Cub Scout event where young people make small cars and race them.
BOONE GROVE — The Boone Grove Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders took a closer look at Lisa Broton after learning she worked at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
EAST CHICAGO — Former city school teacher Dee Etta Wright took on a weighty task when she became principal at Block Middle School in the School City of East Chicago a couple of years ago.
LAPORTE — Some of the younger children were running on the playground, middle-school students were paying close attention to algebra teacher Stephanie Ruszkowski as she explained multiplying and dividing negative numbers, and a small group of students in fourth- through sixth-grade made muff…
MUNSTER — A group of Munster High School students is busy during the day with English and calculus classes, but it will be all fun and games when that same group hosts its second annual Improv Nights on Jan. 11 and 12 on the stage of the Munster Auditorium.
MERRILLVILLE — Fieler Elementary School teachers Kim Drapac and LaToya Tyson jumped at the opportunity to work with young children in a pilot early kindergarten program at the school.
HEBRON — If you see composting bins popping up around town, or your youngster comes home with a bag of food for the weekend, don't be surprised. It's part of a project called, "You Are What You Eat," put together by Hebron Middle School eighth-graders.
MERRILLVILLE — As important as it is to be in the classroom learning math, English and computer programming, Andrean High School leaders believe it's also important to learn the importance of giving back to the community.
GRIFFITH — Gracia Dudlicek, Keith and Lori Hall, Al Walus, Jason Babin and Dean Price are not teachers, but when you see them in the classroom, you'd never know.
GARY — Aspire Charter Academy has created a Saturdays-only performing and visual arts program that has attracted 45 children.
VALPARAISO — Students in Todd Hutson's class at Washington Township Middle/High School are learning the fundamentals of engineering.
Merrillville Intermediate School fifth-graders researching historic figures and creating living wax museum
For the first time, the fifth-graders in Julie DiFiore's class at the Merrillville Intermediate School will take their place in history in a living wax museum.
A Highland art teacher was one of 16 teachers from across the country to participate in a tour in July through the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University, Bloomington.
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SCHERERVILLE — When you walk into Donna Spivak's fifth-grade classroom at Grimmer Middle School, it's obvious the children love her — and they're learning.
CALUMET TWP. — Educators and parents know the middle school years can be difficult, a time when children enter adolescence, and their interest and involvement in school can wane.
GARY — Just as students are learning their ABCs, how to read, write, add and subtract, they also are learning about giving and community service in first-grade teacher Brian Andreshak's class at Bailly Preparatory Academy.
HAMMOND — With a hard hat on and safety glasses, Lake Central High School junior Taylor Walla is learning the basics of welding.
PORTAGE — The youngsters at Jones Elementary School in Portage were jumping up and down and dancing on the pavilion, clapping their hands and laughing as they grooved to "Cake by the Ocean," by DNCE, and "Uptown Funk," by Bruno Mars.
VALPARAISO — For several years, Lucky, the wheaten terrier, and her handler, Nancy Starewicz, traveled the Region helping young and old with her unique lessons. She came back recently, for a one-day special visit.
VALPARAISO — Boone Grove High School senior Bryce Vann will be working at Urschel Laboratories in late May.
EAST CHICAGO — A group of Central High School students in Spanish 3 are learning about social justice issues in the Latin American countries of Nicaragua and Guatemala as they sell handwoven bracelets, or "pulseras," through May 15.