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Evanston150 measure to teach all students how to swim

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 12, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local

An idea that started as a proposal on paper has finally made it into the pool. Evanston Swims has launched its pilot program to teach all Evanston children how to swim. The project began through Evanston150, an initiative...

ETHS alumnus pledges $500,000 to STEM labs

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 11, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local

An alumnus of Evanston Township High School has pledged a $500,000 gift in support of the school’s science program. The donor, Leonard Schaeffer, specified one condition: that the ETHS Educational Foundation raise an additional...

ETHS parents, administrators meet to discuss school’s new direction

Rachel Janik, Reporter

October 11, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local

Parents, teachers and administrators of Evanston Township High School met Wednesday at Haven Middle School to discuss the school’s efforts to improve academic standards and educational equality. The meeting was part of...

Evanston parents watch, discuss documentary about overstressed students

Alex Putterman, Reporter

October 10, 2012

Filed under City, Education

With education a hot-button issue in greater Chicago and throughout the country, and mantras like President Barack Obama’s Race to the Top ruling popular opinion, a group of Evanston residents gathered Wednesday to ponder the po...

Evanston reinvigorates jobs program

Sam Sullivan, Reporter

October 10, 2012

Filed under Business, City, Education, Local

Evanston recently took control of a program previously run by the Youth Job Center designed to give low- and middle-income workers the personal and vocational skills necessary to enter their desired careers. About 20 applicants...

Evanston elementary schools participate in International Walk to School Day

Ayla Goktan, Reporter

October 3, 2012

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, 2012

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, 2012

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, 2012

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 ...