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Ex-Gary schools chief set for Sept. 30 trial in theft case

Jun 18, 2019

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A former superintendent of Gary Community Schools in northwestern Indiana is set for a Sept. 30 trial on charges that she double-billed the cash-strapped district for expenses at a conference in California.

The Post-Tribune reports Cheryl Pruitt's attorney, Scott King, told Lake Superior Court Judge Diane Boswell on Monday he expected the trial to last a day or two.

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Today:  We continue with our series of conversations with northwest Indiana state lawmakers with state Representative Pat Boy, a Democrat who represents House District 9.  Boy defeated Republican Dan Granquist in the November general election for the chance to represent voters in her Michigan City area.  Pat talks about her experiences as a new state legislator,  the measures she sponsored or co-sponsored this General Assembly session and her thoughts on the upcoming vote on a new state budget. 

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Today: "Post-Tribune" reporter Carole Carlson joins us to tell about stories she's sent out in print and online -- including news of new personnel in the Gary and Merrillville school districts, some major infrstructure projects n Gary and of a local meeting that connected the Region to the hate-bias crimes bill now moving through the General Assembly.  Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson went to south Texas on vacation and offers the second of her two-part report on reaction to the "border wall" expansion there.  And we bring back our conversation with NPR's television critic Eric Degg

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Today:    On this "Reporters Roundtable,"  we hear from "Post-Tribune" reporters Meredith Colias-Pete and Carole Carlson about the stories they published in print and online.  Meredith talks about her stories detailing audit reports on local charter schools -- a General Assembly bill to include school safety costs in future public referendum questions, if approved -- and her feature about two sisters born in the Ukraine, separated at childhood, but recently reunited at O'Hare International Airport.  Carole's stories include Senator Eddie Melton's economic development proposal for Gary that

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Today:   On this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we talk with "Post-Tribune" reporter Carole Carlson, who's covered the major stories of the week surrounding the Gary Communty Schools - state emergency management team, including the revelation that a former state Superintendent of Public Instruction is on the board of the firm that now manages the GCSC.  She reports on the reaction from northwest Indiana state legislators to the news, and also talks about the new emergency manager.  Peter Morikis takes over for the retiring Peggy Hinckley.  And Carole tells us that Gary teachers aren't goin

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — An ex-school district superintendent charged with double-billing the district for about $1,200 in expenses will be able to travel in Illinois as the case moves forward.

Today:   On this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we bring in Dan Carden, the Statehouse reporter from the "Times of Northwest Indiana" and Meredith Colias-Pete, who covers education topics for the "Post-Tribune," to review the stories they had in print and online.  Dan's offered details into his exclusive coverage of the Indiana Attorney General's own legal problems -- and Meredith attended the first state-mandated public forum for the Gary Community Schools that was run by the emergency management team.  And we have comments from U.S. Representative Pete Visclosky (D-1). 

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Today:    on this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we begin with an update on the issues surrounding Indiana and national politics.  Brian Howey, creator and editor of the online "Howey Politics Indiana" newsletter, joins us from Indianapolis to talk about the controversy involving Indiana Attorney General Cirtis Hill, the U.S.

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.

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Today:   we look at last week's Regional Transportation Summit, sponsored by the Gary Public Transportation Corp. and held at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.  The Summit brought together a number of public officials as well as planners, administrators and advocacy groups to explore the future of public transportation in northwest Indiana.

The state department of education hosted a school safety roundtable Tuesday, with school safety specialists from across the country.

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Today:  on this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we bring in "Post-Tribune" reporters Greg Tejeda and Carole Carlson to talk about the stories they worked on and presented in print and online this week.  We also have Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson's conversation with Dian Reynome about "Smart Money Week" coming up later in April -- and a special feature from Network Indiana about Robert F. Kennedy's speech in Indianapolis that may have saved the capital from being another riot-torn city in 1968.

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Today:  on this Reporter's Roundtable Thursday, we have "Post-Tribune" reporters Meredith Colias-Pete, Carole Carlson and Carrie Napoleon to talk about the stories they covered both in print and online.  Much of what they worked on was related to public education, school safety and gun reform.

We also bring you a report from Indiana Public Broadcasting's Brandon Smith on the close of the 2018 Indiana General Assembly on Wednesday at midnight and a look at the issues addressed this session.

School Financial Management Bill Sent To House Floor

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The state’s House Ways and Means committee approved a bill Wednesday that would have a major impact on financially struggling schools. But, some key provisions of the bill are causing concern.

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Today:  On this Reporters Roundtable we bring in "Times of Northwest Indiana" reporters Bill Dolan and Carmen McCollum and, for his initial visit, "Inside Indiana Business" senior writer-reporter Dan McGowan.  They talk about the stories they worked on that appear online on the internet and, in Bill's and Carmen's instances, in print.

A new state report shows the number of students who transfer in or out of the school corporation boundary they reside in to attend other districts, charter schools or private schools.

The Public Corporation Transfer Report was created by a 2017 state law. The intent is to offer a better understanding of the mobility of students living within a school corporation’s boundary, according to the Indiana Department of Education who compiled and released it.

Lawmakers will consider legislation this session, that would create a type of early warning system to to help identify schools facing significant financial problems.

The state took over Gary and Muncie Community Schools last year after their finances reached crisis levels. Now, Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Gary) has filed legislation to prevent more major state takeovers by catching financial problems early. He says it’s a way the state could step in to help before it’s too late.

Today: On this Reporters Roundtable, we call upon reporters from the "Times of Northwest Indiana" to talk about their stories:  Investigative Editor Marc Chase, education reporter Carmen McCollum, business reporter Joseph Pete and business and transportation reporter Andrew Steele.

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Today:  On this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we turn to reporter Giles Bruce and LaPorte County correspondent Stan Maddux of the "Times of Northwest Indiana" and "Post-Tribune" reporters Carole Carlson and Greg Tejeda, to talk about the stories they wrote for their newspapers and Web sites.

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Today:  On this Reporters Roundtable Thursday, we turn to "Post-Tribune" reporters Carole Carlson and Carrie Napoleon, "Times" healthcare reporter Giles Bruce and LaPorte "Herald Argus" and Michigan City "News Dispatch" reporter Jon Gard for the stories they've worked on, posted online and put into print.  Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson also joins us.

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Today:  It's Reporters Roundtable Thursday, and we talk to reporters Ed Bierschenk and Joseph Pete from the "Times of Northwest Indiana" and Meredith Colias from the "Post-Tribune" about the big stories they worked on for their respective print and digital media. 

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Today:  On this Reporter Roundtable Thursday, we talk to "Post-Tribune" reporters Carrie Napoleon, Javonte Anderson and Carole Carlson for the stories they put up online and in print -- and Jon Gard from the LaPorte "Herald Argus" and Michigan City "News Dispatch" joins us as well to talk about his stories of the week. 

We also bring you stories from Indiana Public Broadcasting News on President Trump's tax reform speech in Indianapolis and a look at the Indiana role that U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly will play in the tax reform debate. 

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Today:  It's Reporters Roundtable Thursday, the day we turn to our colleagues from northwest Indiana media to talk about the stories they worked on for their employers online and in print.  This week, we have two "Times of Northwest Indiana" writers -- education reporter Carmen McCollum and business reporter Joseph Pete.  We also hear from Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson.

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Today: it's Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, when we turn to members of the local media to talk about the major stories they researched and wrote for print and online this week.  For this program, we talk to Giles Bruce and Dan Carden of the "Times" of northwest Indiana and Carole Carlson of the "Post-Tribune."

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.

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State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Gary) was on "Regionally Speaking" on Wednesday to talk about the upcoming Indiana Black Legislative Caucus Town Hall meeting on August 19th at I.U. Northwest in Gary.  But -- while we had him in the studio --we asked him for his thoughts about the appointment of an emergency manager for the fiscally- and academically-troubled Gary Community School Corp. 

The Senator introduced a bill last General Assembly session, which became law, calling for the procedure to select the emergency manager.

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Today:  an extended conversation with State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Gary) and State Senator Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) about the series of Indiana Black Legislative Caucus statewide Town Hall meetings, ending in Gary on August 19th in the Bergland Auditorium at the Savannah Center of Indiana University Northwest in Gary.  Both Melton and Taylor have attended some of the other Town Hall meetings in other Hoosier cities.

Today:  This Reporters' Roundtable covers a number of issues brought up in the northwest Indiana and state media outlets this week.  On the program are reporters Javonte Anderson, Carrie Napoleon and Carole Carlson with the Post-Tribune and Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore. "Inside Indiana Business" Asst. Managing Editor Andy Ober joins us for a look at some major Hoosier business stories as well.

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Today: it's the weekly Reporters' Roundtable conversation of many of the big local news stories, with Times of Northwest Indiana reporters Bill Dolan and Carmen McCollum and one important state education story -- Wednesday's meeting of the Indiana state Board of Education, covered by Indiana Public Broadcasting reporter Eric Weddle.

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One of Indiana's newest members of the General Assembly came into the Lakeshore Public Radio studios on Monday to talk about his first trip to Indianapolis to serve as a lawmaker and a bill he sponsored that started out his Indiana Legislature career. 

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