Youth Organizations Umbrella expands to three additional schools

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

April 9, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

Youth Organizations Umbrella, a youth development agency that runs after-school academic enrichment programs in eight Evanston/Skokie schools, has expanded to three new sites in the region. Y.O.U. began running focus... Read more »

School board candidates champion fiscal responsibility, inter-district collaboration

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

April 6, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

Residents will choose from among eight candidates to fill six open spots on local school boards in Tuesday's election. Five people are running for the positions on the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board of Education... Read more »

Three Evanston teachers move to final round for teaching excellence award

Tori Latham, City Editor

April 6, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Local

Three Evanston teachers have been named finalists for an award that showcases teachers in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs who strive to make differences in the lives of their students. Andrea Macksood, a third-grade teacher... Read more »

District 65 budget cuts to eliminate 29 full-time positions

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

April 2, 2015

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

The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board of Education approved a budget restructuring plan that will effectively cut 29 full-time staffers. The layoffs — effective July 1 — come in light of a projected... Read more »

Oakton Elementary School principal announces resignation

Tori Latham, City Editor

April 2, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Local

The principal of Oakton Elementary School announced his resignation this week, Evanston/Skokie School District 65 said Thursday. Churchill Daniels Jr. told staff March 27 of his decision to step down and... Read more »

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 »