The Daily Northwestern

Illinois granted waiver from No Child Left Behind Act

Paige Leskin, Assistant City Editor

April 25, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

Illinois was granted a waiver April 18 from the No Child Left Behind Act, joining 42 other states exempted from punishment if schools do not meet standards set by the law, which include a demonstrated 100 percent proficiency by...

Evanston Township High School ranks No. 21 in state

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

April 24, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

The U.S. News and World Report ranked Evanston Township High School No. 21 in Illinois in its annual rankings, which were released Tuesday. The school dropped two spots from last year, when the publication ranked it at ...

Illinois Rep. introduces bill to reduce textbook costs

Paige Leskin, Assistant City Editor

April 23, 2014

Filed under City, Education

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) introduced legislation on Tuesday to make open-source textbooks available for free to college students as part of an effort to make higher education more affordable and accessible.  “Skyrocketing textbook costs, ...

D65 board selects Paul Goren as next superintendent

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

March 27, 2014

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Education, Latest Stories

The District 65 school board selected Paul Goren to be the district’s next superintendent, board president Tracy Quattrocki announced Thursday. Goren, an Evanston resident whose children attended Evanston/Skokie School...

Parents, students protest Haven Middle School leggings policy

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor

March 27, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

The dress code at Haven Middle School was reviewed Tuesday evening after confusion over a policy regarding leggings spurred parent complaints and instigated student protests. On the day of the protest, several students wo...