Evanston Township High School student group reaps AP successes

Marissa Page, Reporter

March 6, 2015

Filed under Education, Local

Evanston Township High School has garnered national recognition for the rapidly increasing success of its Advanced Placement program, following the release of a memorandum from the District 202 school board... Read more »

Evanston high school students lead after-school program on media, health

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

March 5, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Local

A new after-school program about the media’s influence on health concluded Feb. 26 with a session spent making a video that highlighted what Evanston elementary school students learned about nutrition and fitness. Two Evanston... Read more »

District 65 schools to close Thursday due to extreme cold

Tori Latham, Assistant City Editor

February 18, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Local

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 has announced that all schools and centers will be closed Thursday, Feb. 19, due to extreme cold weather conditions. The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory that will remain... Read more »

Evanston schools will move forward with PARCC testing

Marissa Page, Reporter

February 10, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

Although some Chicago schools are pushing back against new state-mandated testing, Evanston-area schools will proceed despite administrative uneasiness. PARCC testing, which stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness... Read more »

Evanston Public Library hosts undocumented immigrant to read from memoir

Alice Yin, Development and Recruitment Editor

February 9, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Local

A writer recounted living as an undocumented immigrant from on Sunday at the Evanston Public Library. Jose Angel N., a professional translator who lives in Chicago, visited the library, 1703 Orrington Ave., to read from his... Read more »

Evanston waits to see impact of Rauner fiscal plans

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

January 29, 2015

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

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s first executive order declared... Read more »

Northwestern, local academics react to Obama’s community college plan

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

January 26, 2015

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

In the aftermath of President Barack Obama’s announcement to ... Read more »

Percentage of low-income students in Evanston public schools below national average

Marissa Page, Reporter

January 26, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Local

The percentage of Evanston students who qualify for free or reduced lunches is slightly below the national average, which for the first time is more than half of all public school students. A study ... Read more »