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

The Daily Northwestern

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

The Daily Northwestern


The groundbreaking gave community members integral to the 5th Ward School, now Foster School, the chance to “break ground,” fitted with hard hats and shovels.

Fifth ward school to be named “Foster School” at groundbreaking, decades in the making

July 19, 2024

In 2005, Evanston native Jerome Summers started his fight to reopen a 5th Ward neighborhood school, Foster School, which he had attended through the fifth grade in the ‘60s. That is until he began getting...

About 40 people filled the Joseph E. Hill Early Childhood Center, holding signs for the board meeting.

District 65 School Board votes to close Dr. Bessie Rhodes School

June 11, 2024

Parents and children holding signs that read “Yo Soy Bessie Rhodes” and “Save Bessie Rhodes” walked out of the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board of Education meeting, some in tears, after...

A young boy sitting on his father’s shoulders holding a tambourine as they walk along a sidewalk behind a group of protesters.

District 65 Board to vote on resolution on potential Bessie Rhodes closure

May 21, 2024

The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board of Education voted 6-1 to introduce a resolution for closing the Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies after the 2025-26 school year. The vote came at...

Student filling in a heart drawn on a sidewalk with pink chalk in front of messages reading “SAVE BESSIE RHODES” and “I (heart) BESSIE RHODES.”

Bessie Rhodes parents demand dialogue with District 65 administrators about planned school closure

May 7, 2024

Parents of students attending the Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies demanded two-way communication with Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board of Education members and administrators at the...

A person speaking into a microphone.

‘Yo soy Bessie Rhodes’: Parents demand District 65 keep K-8 bilingual school open

April 23, 2024

On a breezy Monday evening, Rebecca García-Sosa marched down Church Street alongside more than 125 other parents and students from the Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies.  García-Sosa held...

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