News

Michael Jackson’s hometown to name school for him

Michael Jackson’s hometown to name school for him

MICHAEL JACKSON:The district is working with the Jackson family on which school to rename. Photo: Associated Press

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Plans are in the works to name a school in Michael Jackson’s Indiana hometown for the late pop star.

The Gary Community School Board on Tuesday approved a memorandum of understanding with Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson. The agreement that Katherine Jackson signed last month says the district wants to inspire children to excel in the arts and education.

District superintendent Cheryl Pruitt tells the Post-Tribune she’s working with the Jackson family on which school to rename.

Pruitt says the renaming came up in a conversation with Katherine Jackson, who donated $10,000 during the Gary Promise scholarship event hosted by Magic Johnson in April.

The family moved to California after the Jackson 5 struck it big in 1969 when Michael Jackson was 11-years-old.

Latest Stories

in Entertainment

‘Frozen’ princess promises to be hot holiday item

frozen

Snow Glow Elsa is one of only four toys to feature on three major guides of top toys for the Christmas season.

in Music

WATCH: Beck kicks off George Harrison week on ‘Conan’

15-overlay4

"Harrison Week" celebrates the late Beatle and the upcoming release of “The Apple Years: 1968-75,” featuring the beloved singer/songwriter’s first six solo albums.

in Entertainment

American Girl, Rubik’s Cube among Toy Hall of Fame finalists

toyhalloffame

They face off against My Little Pony, the Slip 'N Slide, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and other childhood favorites.