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IU Alumni in Northwest Indiana to Hold Book Drive


rot1Indiana University alumni will launch a book drive to benefit organizations in Northwest Indiana beginning Monday, Sept. 10 and ending Monday, Sept. 24. Individuals may deposit gently used books in the blue collection bins conveniently available at Strack and Van Til supermarkets and Centier Banks in Lake and Porter County.

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Duneland School Corporation Plans to Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary of Its Incorporation


Duneland-School-CorporationOn January 1, 1969, Duneland School District was formed after voters from Westchester Township, Jackson Township, Liberty Township and parts of Pine Township agreed to the Incorporation of the new school district. January 1, 2019 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Duneland School District.

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Northwest Indiana Region Adult Education Programs Receive Recognition for High Performance

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According to the American Community Survey in 2016, 82,413 individuals in Northwest Indiana 18 years of age and older do not have a high school diploma. Northwest Indiana region adult education programs have stepped up to the challenge to help more individuals attain their High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma by offering free HSE preparation classes. Over the last year, area adult education programs have had over 60% achieve HSE and/or significant increases in academic performance.

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Creative Teacher at St. Mary's School Uses Toothpaste to Teach Important Lesson

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At St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point, third grade teacher, Miss Rachel Skinner, began the school year with creative ideas, sticky toothpaste, and happy students. She organized a team building activity that was enjoyable and “hands-on” where the students squeezed out an entire tube of toothpaste as fast as they could. Next, the students used toothpicks to get as much toothpaste as possible back into the tube.

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Munster High School Honors Alumni with Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


Munster High SchoolMunster High School would like to announce the celebration and induction of the newest alumni and staff into the Munster High School Alumni/Faculty and Staff Hall of Fame. On Friday, August 24th beginning at 3:30 pm at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, the Munster High School Alumni Association will host a Munster High School Alumni & Faculty Hall of Fame Recognition ceremony led by Master of Ceremonies Hal Lusk. The inductees include:

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Calumet College of St. Joseph Invites Blair Milo to Speak on "The Employment Picture"

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As the world continues to embrace technological advances in the workforce such as 3D- printing and robot-maintained restaurants, it is safe to say that these advancements have slowly started to take the place of the human that previously held that position. Simply put, the workforce is transforming as we speak. Students in high school as well as college are being prepared for the workforce as it simultaneously evolves. Now more than ever, it is crucial that professors and teachers at universities, colleges, and high schools know exactly where it is evolving to guide students to their next step.

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First Day of School at St. Mary's in Crown Point

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Teachers at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point gathered for a prayer at 6:55 AM. Shortly after, the doors were opened and a flood of students and parents eagerly poured into the building to start the first day of school.

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Duneland School 1:1 Digital Device Initiative and eLearning Days


Duneland-School-1-1-Digital-Device-Initiative-and-eLearning-DaysThe Duneland School Corporation (DSC) is excited to make technology an active part of teaching and learning in the district through a 1:1 digital device initiative. One-to-one computing, also referred to as "1:1", allows each enrolled student to use an electronic device in order to access the Internet, digital course materials, and digital textbooks. The devices will help schools engage the digital generation by nurturing individual 1:1 learning experiences and enhance opportunities for learning with individual portable computers.

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TCU Foundation Helping Empower Minority High School Students Be ‘College Ready’


TCU-College-Ready-2018A 2015 report from the U.S. Department of Education found the average worker with a bachelor's degree will earn approximately $1 million more than a worker without a postsecondary education.

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IU Northwest Welcomes Gary Students Back to School

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Students in Gary and around the region headed back to school this week.

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IU Northwest Camp Exposes Underrepresented Populations to STEM Careers


IU-Northwest-Camp-Exposes-Underrepresented-Populations-to-STEM-Careers_01 Thirty-five teens from area high schools spent time at Indiana University Northwest this summer, immersed in hands-on learning in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM).

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