Regionally Speaking, Thursday, August 17, 2017

Aug 17, 2017

Today: Stories about education topics are featured on this Reporters Roundtable Thursday, from Carmen McCollum of the Times of Northwest Indiana, Carole Carlson of the Post-Tribune, Inside Indiana Business managing editor Andy Ober and northwest Indiana public radio reporter Michael Puente.

The stories include a look at the Gary Community Schools, Indiana's first-ever state-supervised public school district, the impact of public referenda on local school districts and their teachers, how the growth of the Merrillville High School building trades program is leading a building expansion project, and a report from the Indiana Chamber about the impact that small public school districts have on their students and taxpayers.