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City launches new safety campaign, signage program to promote traffic safety

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor

August 29, 2016

Filed under City, Education

Evanston launched a back-to-school crosswalk safety campaign and bicycle signage program earlier this month to improve pedestrian awareness and communication among roadway users. The two programs are new additions to the city’s... Read more »

Former Evanston Township High School substitute teacher charged with possession of child pornography

Fathma Rahman, Development and Recruitment Editor

August 25, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Education, Local

A substitute teacher at Evanston Township High School was charged Friday with possession of child pornography after a student found an unattended cell phone at the school containing sexual pictures of young people, police said. The... Read more »

Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis to speak at ETHS

David Fishman, Assistant Summer Editor

August 25, 2016

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) will speak next week at Evanston Township High School about his trilogy of graphic novels focused on his experiences as a longtime civil rights activist. The novels, co-authored by Lewis and... Read more »

Evanston’s sixth annual recycling event declutters homes, promotes sustainability

Yvonne Kim, Reporter

July 10, 2016

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

About a thousand local residents lined the streets surrounding Evanston Township High School on Saturday morning with donations for the city’s sixth annual “drive up, drop off” recycling event. “Evanston Recycles,”... Read more »

ETHS to change locker protocol following thefts by employees

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant City Editor

May 24, 2016

Filed under City, Education

Following the firing of two employees who allegedly stole from students’ lockers, the Evanston Township High School District 202 Board members and administrators have begun implementing changes to locker protocol. After viewing... Read more »

Evanston Township High School meets federal standards for water quality, lead levels

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant City Editor

May 19, 2016

Filed under City, Education, Local

Independent testing concluded Wednesday that Evanston Township High School meets federal standards regarding water lead levels and water quality, according to an email superintendent Eric Witherspoon sent to school staff, students ... Read more »

Northwestern, District 65 announce new STEM partnership office

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

May 11, 2016

Filed under City, Education, Local

Northwestern and Evanston/Skokie School District 65 announced plans to create a new partnership office focused on strengthening science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs in local schools. The new office was ... Read more »

ETHS employee fired over locker thefts

Nora Shelly, Assistant City Editor

May 11, 2016

Filed under City, Education

Evanston Township High School District 202 Board members fired an ETHS school safety officer Monday after allegations surfaced that school employees were stealing from student’s lockers. The employee, who was not named, was fired a... Read more »