Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern, District 65 announce new STEM partnership office

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

May 11

Filed under City, Education, Local

Northwestern and Evanston/Skokie School District 65 announced plans to create a new partnership office focused on strengthening science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs in local schools. The new office was ...

ETHS employee fired over locker thefts

Nora Shelly, Assistant City Editor

May 11

Filed under City, Education

Evanston Township High School District 202 Board members fired an ETHS school safety officer Monday after allegations surfaced that school employees were stealing from student’s lockers. The employee, who was not named, was fired a...

Oakton Community College to raise tuition, cut classes without adequate state funding

Renzo Downey, Reporter

May 5

Filed under City, Education

Oakton Community College is cutting costs and raising tuition amid the Illinois budget impasse despite the emergency higher education appropriations signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner on April 25. Oakton, which has campuses in Des...

ETHS student charged with carrying semi-automatic handgun on school grounds

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

April 27

Filed under City, Crime, Education, Latest Stories

An 18-year-old Evanston Township High School student was charged with a felony Wednesday for carrying a semi-automatic handgun in his backpack at school. ETHS officials notified the school resource officer assigned to the...

District 65 reveals plan for addressing black student achievement

Darby Hopper, Reporter

April 26

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

More than 100 people met Monday at the Joseph E. Hill Early Childhood Center to discuss the achievement gap between white and black students in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 and the district’s goals for addressing these raci...

Rauner approves emergency funding for Illinois higher education

Billy Kobin, Reporter

April 25

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

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bipartisan state Senate bill into law Monday that will allocate $600 million in short-term funding to public state universities, colleges and Monetary Award Program grant recipients. The bill passe...

Proposed state K-12 budget proposal increases funds for ETHS, decreases for CPS

Elena Sucharetza, Reporter

April 21

Filed under City, Education, Local

Evanston Township High School would receive increased funding under Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed K-12 education funding, but school officials are not expecting to budget for it. Rauner introduced a plan to increase general fun...

Illinois Senate passes relief funding for higher education and social services, awaits Governor’s approval

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

April 14

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

The Illinois Senate passed emergency relief funding for public colleges, community services and other unfunded areas Wednesday as programs struggle to function as usual on month nine without a budget. The bill would appropriate ...