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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 »

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 »

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