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ETHS “detracking” curriculum changes hot topic at school board candidate forum

Edward Cox, Reporter

February 11, 2013

Filed under City, Education, Local, Politics

Three Evanston school board candidates met with residents at an Evanston cafe Sunday to discuss their campaign platforms in an election that will include four hotly contested District 202 seats. Ald. Mark Tendam (6th) said...

ETHS group engages black parents, aims to close racial achievement gap

Sophia Bollag, Reporter

February 10, 2013

Filed under City, Education, Local

A group of educators, administrators and parents at Evanston Township High School have worked together to form a network aimed at bridging the high school's racial achievement gap. Founded last spring, the ETHS Black Advocacy...

Erin’s Law to mandate sexual abuse curriculum in Illinois public schools

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

January 30, 2013

Filed under City, Education, Local, Politics, State

Three years ago, Erin Merryn quit her job to try to pass a law that legislators told her no one would touch: child sexual assault. Today, Erin’s Law has been passed in five states and is spreading quickly around the count...

ETHS adds vegetarian lunch options as part of Meatless Monday campaign

Sammy Caiola, Reporter

January 7, 2013

Filed under City, Education, Local

For the first lunch of the new year, Evanston Township High School students had additional vegetarian options as part of the school's participation in a national meat-free meal campaign. The school's Meatless Mondays campaign...

District 65 efforts in place to mitigate Common Core transition, superintendent says

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

November 30, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local, National, State

In preparation for Illinois’ transition to assessments covering more rigorous Common Core State Standards, state officials are increasing student performance expectations on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test. Measures...

Evanston service organizations launch collaborative mentoring effort

Sammy Caiola, Reporter

November 28, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local

About 60 people gathered in the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center on Tuesday to celebrate the launch of Evanston Mentors, a collective of the city's mentoring organizations. The new group will connect mentorship programs with...

Evanston middle school renovations to fight overcrowding issue

Audrey Cheng, Reporter

November 26, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local

The Evanston-Skokie District 65 school board approved major renovations last week for two middle schools, months after the March referendum to build a new school in the 5th Ward to address overcrowding problems in the district...