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Communities of hope and healing

In our hyper-connected, digital age, Earth really has become a “small, small world.” But despite all our gadgets and “always on” connectivity, the world can still be a cold and lonely place. In two separate, tragic incidents in Indianapolis, high-school youth committed suicide. Kids are more “social” than ever before yet talk about being lonely…. Read more »

Embracing Accountability in School Choice

Indiana’s nationally acclaimed School Choice legislation has brought our Lutheran schools greater public attention. That’s remarkable, because the Lutheran schools have a longer history here in northeast Indiana than the public schools. (Did you know that St Paul’s Lutheran School downtown is the oldest continually operating elementary school, public or private, in the state?) And… Read more »

Love watching them play

I love baseball. Once February rolls around, it’s baseball season. Spring training, regular season, postseason–I love baseball. I collect baseball cards, and I’ve visited 18 major league cities, enjoying 22 ballparks. From crab cakes to Dodger Dogs and old Milwaukee County Stadium’s brats with Secret Stadium Sauce, I’ve enjoyed plenty of concessions. But when it’s… Read more »

TLSP and LSEM: a successful partnership

It’s the most important part of education: reading. Last week, resource-room teachers from The Lutheran Schools were trained in the Orton Gillingham system. Not a curriculum per se, the Orton Gillingham instructional program provides the needed resources for students of all abilities and ages to gain needed strategies for reading. Orton Gillingham is seen by… Read more »

New leadership for a new year

As the new school year gets started at The Lutheran Schools, we celebrate the new leaders God has brought to northeast Indiana to serve as principals. The following are brief introductions of these new leaders. Mary Eifert (Ascension) Originally from Detroit, Mary attended Concordia University Chicago for her undergraduate degree and Concordia Wisconsin for her… Read more »

Lutheran Schools Night at the TinCaps is August 16.

We need your help filling Parkview Field on Saturday, August 16, as we celebrate the unique resources we have in northeast Indiana-18 Lutheran schools-with The Lutheran Schools Partnership’s Fourth Annual Lutheran Schools Night at the TinCaps. This event is one of the largest gatherings of Lutheran-friendly families in the region. For $7 a ticket, you… Read more »

No arguments here

Although Chuck Weisenbach and I may not see eye-to-eye on all matters theological, I have to say I concur wholeheartedly with the points he made in his letter published in the Indianapolis Star on June 27. Weisenbach is the principal at Roncalli High School, a very well-regarded Catholic institution in the state capital. Of course,… Read more »

Vouchers versus SGOs: the facts

See those storm clouds? No, those clouds aren’t going to bring a storm. At least not the clouds I’m looking at. The clouds I’m seeing are directed at recent school-choice legislation in Indiana. While the program is a model for any state looking at choice as an option for its schools (words used by researchers… Read more »

It’s your choice: make yourself heard

The Golden Dome of Notre Dame was the setting for this week’s conference on the outcomes of school choice in Indiana. Researchers from coast to coast (Stanford to Duke) presented their findings on various aspects of school choice and how these findings describe the “Indiana School Choice Ecosystem.” Researchers looked at various research and its… Read more »

A time of transition

“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’” (Isaiah 52:7) As the 2013-14 school year comes to a close, transitions are obvious. From graduations to moves to a new grade level, students… Read more »