City of East Chicago School District

School candidate's name missing from some absentee ballots

Oct 29, 2018

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — Officials in a northwestern Indiana city are sending new absentee ballots after a school board candidate's name was missing.

Dangelo Coles says voters called him last week to say they didn't see his name on the ballot in East Chicago. Five people are running for a school board seat.

Today:   on this abbreviated "Reporters' Roundtable Thursday," we hear from Carmen McCollum, reducation reporter for "The Times of Northwest Indiana" and Carole Carlson of the "Post-Tribune" about the stories they worked on and published in print and online this week.

We also revisit our recent "Quantum Leap" STEM initiative feature from Indiana Humanities on Goose Pond.

Young adults in Indiana are struggling. Teens experience a growing number of social and emotional needs but support can be hard to come by in the one place they may turn: schools.

Teens at Fishers High School, in an affluent suburb of Indianapolis, may seem to have it made but many confront issues that could lead to larger problems. Mental health coordinator for Hamilton Southeastern Schools, Brooke Lawson says things recently got a little easier for these students.

“We were able to start this year with a mental health counselor in every building,” says Lawson.