The Daily Northwestern

Evanston school board members sign resolution in opposition to Illinois Senate bill

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

November 10, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Local, Politics, State

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 and School District 202 board members unanimously adopted a joint resolution last week that outlines the school boards’ opposition to a state Senate bill that would redistribute funds so that...

Gabel sponsors resolution to unite local groups in fight against hunger, poverty

Paige Leskin, Assistant City Editor

May 20, 2014

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

State Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) has sponsored a resolution in the Illinois House of Representatives aiming to unite the visions of various state groups toward developing an approach that would better fight poverty and hung...

Evanston Swims! program more than doubles in size

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

May 13, 2014

Filed under City, Local

A program to teach Evanston second graders to swim has more than doubled in size and moved out of its pilot phase, the Evanston Community Foundation said Monday. Evanston Swims!, which provides free monthly swimming lessons...

‘Game-changing’ initiative aims to shape entire Evanston community

Paige Leskin, Assistant City Editor

May 4, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston community leaders are drafting a proposal to bring a long-term education initiative called Cradle to Career to the city. Cradle to Career has established itself with the vision that “by the age of 23, all Evanston...

Letter to the Editor: Diversity, equity needed on ETHS, D65 boards of education

Noreen Edwards Metz

April 2, 2013

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

With the approaching retirement of Martha Burns, Evanston's District 202 school board will have lost three very forceful black leaders in a matter of two years. We now risk having almost completely white boards of education at...

Youth advocates call for collaboration among families, social service agencies

Susan Du, City Editor

September 23, 2012

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...