The Daily Northwestern

Evanston fundraiser raises more than $27K for youth education programs

Bailey Williams, Assistant City Editor

March 5, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Local

An Evanston fundraiser held Feb. 27 raised more than $27,000 for programs to assist early childhood education, teen parents and low income families. The Infant Welfare Society of Evanston hosted its fundraiser, "Warm Your...

Education nonprofit receives $300K grant from Pritzker

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

March 5, 2014

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Education, Local

A nonprofit that supports Evanston’s local school system received a $300,000 grant from prominent Evanston resident Jennifer Pritzker, the organization announced today. Foundation 65, which supports Evanston/Skokie School D...

District 65 looks to change summer program

Bailey Williams, Assistant City Editor

February 25, 2014

Filed under City, Education

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 is looking to change their 2014 summer program to offer full-day programming in an attempt to narrow the achievement gap.  Two proposed plans were presented earlier this month at th...

Evanston Township High School pilots Chromebooks for freshman students

Jordan Harrison, Reporter

February 18, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

Evanston Township High School plans to distribute about 1,000 Chromebook laptops to teachers and freshman students starting next school year. The new one-to-one digital learning initiative will allow students to virtually...

Northwestern, Evanston collaborating on apprenticeship program

Edward Cox, Assistant Web Editor

February 5, 2014

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

Evanston will launch a pre-apprenticeship program to train residents for unionized construction jobs, including those on Northwestern's campuses. In a news conference at the end of the month, the city will announce details...

City Council approves surveillance cameras for high school routes at heated meeting

Kelly Gonsalves, Reporter

January 28, 2014

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

Despite loud disapproval from citizens in attendance, Evanston aldermen approved Monday a controversial plan to install surveillance cameras along the streets leading to Evanston Township High School. The decision came after weeks of ...

Surveillance proposal for ETHS routes sparks heated debate

Kelly Gonsalves, Reporter

December 11, 2013

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

An Evanston community meeting Tuesday night escalated from a tense debate to a shouting match regarding Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl’s  proposal to place surveillance cameras on the streets leading to Evanston Township High School. Tisdahl...

D65 slates public forums on superintendent search

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 21, 2013

Filed under City, Education, Local

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 announced Wednesday it has scheduled four community forums to solicit public input on its next superintendent. The meetings are the next step in D65's quest to replace Hardy Murphy, who...