Evanston awarded $88K grant to encourage safe routes to schools

Paige Leskin, City Editor

December 1, 2014

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

Evanston will receive $88,000 in federal funding as part of a state program to create a safer environment for children to walk and bike to school, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Saturday. The money awarded to Evanston will... Read more »

Substitute teacher sues District 65 for racial, sex discrimination

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 20, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Local

A substitute teacher is suing Evanston/Skokie School District 65, claiming he was not given a permanent teaching position because he is a white male. In a complaint filed in a Circuit Court of Cook County on... Read more »

Evanston school superintendents criticize PARCC state testing, implementation

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 14, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Local, National, State

As Illinois schools begin preparations for a new assessment that students will take in the spring, staff at both Evanston school districts expressed concerns last week about the test’s implementation. The Partnership for... Read more »

ETHS students pair with Northwestern graduate students to explore science, engineering

Tyler Pager, Breaking News Editor

November 12, 2014

Filed under City, Education

Thirty Evanston Township High School students spent Tuesday at Northwestern shadowing more than 20 NU graduate students, exploring science and engineering outside of the classroom. Kristen Perkins, the NU/ETHS partnership... Read more »

Evanston school board members sign resolution in opposition to Illinois Senate bill

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

November 10, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Local, Politics, State

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 and School District 202 board members unanimously adopted a joint resolution last week that outlines the school boards’ opposition to a state Senate bill that would redistribute funds so that... Read more »

Two District 65 schools receive iPads through national learning program

Annie Bruce, Reporter

November 9, 2014

Filed under City, Education

A national learning program provided two schools in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 with iPads at the end of October as part of an initiative to give students and teachers opportunities to extend learning through the use of... Read more »

Illness at Washington Elementary School identified as norovirus

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

November 9, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

The illness that caused students and staff to fall... Read more »

Unknown illness affects many at Washington Elementary School

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

November 4, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 contacted city health officials on Friday after an “unusually large number” of students and staff at a district school became ill. Students and staff from Washington... Read more »

ETHS receives grant to fund healthy breakfast options

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

November 2, 2014

Filed under City, Education

Evanston Township High School will be able to provide additional breakfast options after receiving a grant that promotes healthy food for students, the school announced last week. ETHS is one of 26 schools nationwide to receive... Read more »

Kellogg, ETHS students partner for business mentoring program

Ben Schaefer, Reporter

October 28, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

A group of Kellogg School of Management students are helping launch a mentoring program for local high school students to provide them with preprofessional experience and personal guidance. Martin Green, a Kellogg graduate... Read more »