Indiana’s schools Superintendent Tony Bennett has been getting a lot of heat for his state’s aggressive move to take over five poor-performing schools in recent weeks.Even as recently as Thursday afternoon, Bennett was in Gary to once again defend the state’s decision to replace management of Roosev
Construction sites and home air conditioning units are the usual targets for copper thieves and, over the past few years, the problem’s grown nationally.Copper is selling for about $4 a pound at scrap yards in Northwest Indiana, so a few dozen pounds could net some chump change. But some thieve
The Indiana State Board of Education approved allowing private firms to take over five failing schools; four in Indianapolis and one in Gary. The board’s move came as a result of recommendations set forth by the state’s schools Superintendent Tony Bennett.
Gary, Indiana is celebrating Michael Jackson this weekend for what would be the King of Pop's 53rd birthday. Gary's four-day party will feature musical performances, a circus and other entertainment in front of Jackson's former home and Roosevelt High School. Fans gathered outside the form
Indiana's top education official proposed Thursday that the state assume control of four troubled high schools and a middle school in what would be the state's first takeover of underperforming public schools under a 1999 law.Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett said he had mixed emotio
One of the nation’s largest railroad companies is expanding in Northwest Indiana, a shift that comes at the expense of rail jobs in Illinois. CN announced Wednesday that it will invest $165 million to expand the Kirk Rail Yard in rail in Gary, Indiana, over the next three years.