The Daily Northwestern

Blotter: May 28

Tanner Maxwell, Reporter

May 27, 2013

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Evanston middle school student attacks classmate A 13-year-old girl attacked a classmate Wednesday at Nichols Middle School, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The 13-year-old girl pulled the hair of another female s...

District 65 begins integrating Next Generation Science Standards

Tanner Maxwell, Reporter

April 25, 2013

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

With the release of new national science education standards, Evanston/Skokie District 65 teachers are trying to change their outdated curriculum this fall as state lawmakers aim to do the same for all Illinois schools. T...

Evanston considers programs to aid homeless families

Sophia Bollag, Reporter

January 27, 2013

Filed under City, Local, Politics

In its first meeting of the new year, the Evanston Housing and Homelessness Commission considered several proposals to provide aid for homeless families and families at risk of becoming homeless. The Commission focused on...

Evanston-Skokie District 65 reports Internet, phone outage

Manuel Rapada, City Editor

January 11, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Evanston-Skokie District 65 schools had no phone or Internet Thursday afternoon due to an issue with service provider Comcast. Phones were operating, however, at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center, according to an email from...

District 65 efforts in place to mitigate Common Core transition, superintendent says

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

November 30, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local, National, State

In preparation for Illinois’ transition to assessments covering more rigorous Common Core State Standards, state officials are increasing student performance expectations on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test. Measures...

Evanston youth group to use ISBE grant to expand after-school, summer programs

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

November 26, 2012

Filed under Around Town, Blogs

The Illinois State Board of Education awarded Evanston’s Youth Organizations Umbrella a $270,000 annual grant this month to launch after-school and summer programs at two more Evanston schools. Come February, the nonprofit...

Evanston middle school renovations to fight overcrowding issue

Audrey Cheng, Reporter

November 26, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local

The Evanston-Skokie District 65 school board approved major renovations last week for two middle schools, months after the March referendum to build a new school in the 5th Ward to address overcrowding problems in the district...