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Evanston elementary schools participate in International Walk to School Day

Ayla Goktan, Reporter

October 3

Filed under City, Education

Evanston/Skokie District 65 elementary school students skipped the bus in favor of walking on Wednesday as part of International Walk to School Day. Every D65 elementary school was registered to participate, said Pat Markham,...

Two Evanston schools are ‘exemplars’ of student behavior program

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 2

Filed under City, Education, Local

Two Evanston elementary schools have achieved "exemplar" status from Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports Illinois, a state initiative that works to improve student behavior through positive reinforcement. Evanston/Skokie...

New tutoring network matches students with students

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 1

Filed under Business, City, Education

This fall, about 15 local students are heading back to class with the help of a tutor — and, in many cases, a classmate. The national tutoring company Peer2Peer Tutors opened its first branch in Evanston this summer, cre...

Technology center teaches digital literacy to computerless

Kelly Hwu, Reporter

September 26

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Education, Local

Evanston residents on the wrong side of the city's digital divide have been improving their computer literacy at a recent offshoot of the Youth Job Center. The Community Technology Center opened in March after the local ...

Evanston youth assist Hurricane Isaac cleanup on Gulf Coast

Amanda Gilbert, Reporter

September 26

Filed under City, Education, Local, National

More than 80 young adults left Evanston this summer after receiving temporary job offers to spend a minimum of two months restoring hurricane-damaged Gulf Coast communities. Hurricane Issac struck southern Louisiana and coastal...

Youth advocates call for collaboration among families, social service agencies

Susan Du, City Editor

September 23

Filed under City, Education, Local

Central Street restaurant Curt’s Cafe hosted a panel discussion of issues facing Evanston’s youth Tuesday. The talk touched on topics such as racism, homelessness and the disconnect between families and the community. Curt's...