Evanston/Skokie School District 65 asking public to weigh in on strategic plan

Paige Leskin, City Editor

September 30, 2014

Filed under City, Education

District 65 officials are calling on the public to weigh in on the district's new five-year strategic plan, which will take effect at the start of the 2015-16 academic year. The plan will detail the school district's goals... Read more »

YMCA gets $1 million for revamped youth center

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

September 25, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

McGaw YMCA received a $1 million gift to build a new youth center that will offer more out-of-school opportunities to students, the organization announced Monday. The YMCA, 1000 Grove St., will use the money from the Lewis-Sebring... Read more »

Evanston schools stand to lose majority of state funding

Paige Leskin, City Editor

September 24, 2014

Filed under City, Education

Officials from the school boards of Evanston/Skokie School District 65 and Evanston Township High School District 202 are working on a joint resolution that expresses their opposition to an Illinois Senate bill that would result... Read more »

Students take advantage of academic support program at ETHS

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

September 24, 2014

Filed under City, Education

Evanston Township High School staffer Nichole Boyd always had the deep passion and teaching credentials to teach Spanish, but her job as an educator in the Transitional Learning Center, the school's support system for pregnant... Read more »

First Bank & Trust looks toward second financial literacy class, partners with city

Bailey Williams, Summer Assistant Editor

July 12, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

First Bank & Trust is looking to have its second financial literacy class for teens this month as part of its partnership with the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program. The bank announced in June the partnership, which... Read more »

ETHS lockdown may have been caused by shooting

Sophia Bollag, Assistant Summer Editor

July 9, 2014

Filed under City, Crime, Education, Latest Stories

A non-fatal shooting Tuesday may be the cause of a lockdown that occurred at Evanston Township High School the same day, police said. The school went into lockdown at about 1:15 p.m. “in response to a community incident that... Read more »

Evanston awarded another grant for summer youth employment program

Bailey Williams, Assistant Summer Editor

June 27, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

A grant of nearly $200,000 has been awarded to the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program, Evanston announced Tuesday. The grant was given by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Youth Recreation Corps to help fund... Read more »

District 65 Board of Education looking to fill open position

Stephanie Kelly, Reporter

June 22, 2014

Filed under City, Education

Following the resignation earlier this month of board member Eileen Budde, the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board of Education is looking to fill the position. Budde’s written resignation, which became effective June... Read more »

Updated: Evanston secures grant to fund summer youth employment program

Bailey Williams, Assistant Summer Editor

June 17, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

Cook County awarded Evanston a grant earlier this month for more than $100,000 to fund the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program. The city applied to the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, which is also... Read more »

Cook County denies Evanston funds for surveillance cameras near ETHS

Bailey Williams, Assistant Summer Editor

June 16, 2014

Filed under City, Crime, Education, Latest Stories

Cook County denied Evanston’s request for a grant to fund the installment of surveillance cameras near Evanston Township High School earlier this month. According to a copy of a letter obtained by The Daily dated June 12,... Read more »