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Oakton Community College to raise tuition, cut classes without adequate state funding

Renzo Downey, Reporter

May 5, 2016

Filed under City, Education

Oakton Community College is cutting costs and raising tuition amid the Illinois budget impasse despite the emergency higher education appropriations signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner on April 25. Oakton, which has campuses in Des... Read more »

ETHS student charged with carrying semi-automatic handgun on school grounds

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

April 27, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Education, Latest Stories

An 18-year-old Evanston Township High School student was charged with a felony Wednesday for carrying a semi-automatic handgun in his backpack at school. ETHS officials notified the school resource officer assigned to the... Read more »

District 65 reveals plan for addressing black student achievement

Darby Hopper, Reporter

April 26, 2016

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

More than 100 people met Monday at the Joseph E. Hill Early Childhood Center to discuss the achievement gap between white and black students in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 and the district’s goals for addressing these raci... Read more »

Rauner approves emergency funding for Illinois higher education

Billy Kobin, Reporter

April 25, 2016

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Politics, State

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bipartisan state Senate bill into law Monday that will allocate $600 million in short-term funding to public state universities, colleges and Monetary Award Program grant recipients. The bill passe... Read more »

Proposed state K-12 budget proposal increases funds for ETHS, decreases for CPS

Elena Sucharetza, Reporter

April 21, 2016

Filed under City, Education, Local

Evanston Township High School would receive increased funding under Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed K-12 education funding, but school officials are not expecting to budget for it. Rauner introduced a plan to increase general fun... Read more »

Illinois Senate passes relief funding for higher education and social services, awaits Governor’s approval

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

April 14, 2016

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

The Illinois Senate passed emergency relief funding for public colleges, community services and other unfunded areas Wednesday as programs struggle to function as usual on month nine without a budget. The bill would appropriate ... Read more »

Chicago Teachers Union, Fight For 15 to participate in Chicago strike Friday

Elena Sucharetza, Reporter

April 1, 2016

Filed under City, Education

As Illinois enters its 10th month without a budget, the Chicago Teachers Union and Fight For 15 Chicago workers, among other labor organizations, will join forces Friday in a citywide “Day of Action," protesting the shutdown... Read more »