The Daily Northwestern

Childcare Network of Evanston to expand programs for impoverished families

Julia Jacobs, Summer Editor

July 25, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, State

The Childcare Network of Evanston plans to expand its program to help impoverished families care for their children after receiving millions of dollars in grant money in the past month. The local child care service agency will...

D65 board picks firm for superintendent search

Paige Leskin, Reporter

October 29, 2013

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 board on Monday night selected the firm that will lead the search for its next superintendent. The firm, ECRA Group’s Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates, stood out for its impressi...

D65 selects temporary leadership team

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 23, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Evanston/Skokie District 65 this morning named D65 veteran Barbara Hiller its chief administrative officer, helping to fill the vacancy left by former Superintendent Hardy Murphy. The D65 board unanimously voted to appoint...

D65 Superintendent Hardy Murphy resigns

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 12, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Evanston/Skokie District 65 Superintendent Hardy Murphy announced today that he has resigned to go into consulting. Murphy's resignation was effective Friday, according to D65. He joined the district in July 1999 after 20 years...

D65 parents alerted about suspicious person

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

May 22, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

A suspicious person approached four elementary and middle school students Tuesday afternoon, Evanston/Skokie District 65 Superintendent Hardy Murphy said in a letter to parents. A blue SUV drove up to the students at about...

ETHS “detracking” curriculum changes hot topic at school board candidate forum

Edward Cox, Reporter

February 11, 2013

Filed under City, Education, Local, Politics

Three Evanston school board candidates met with residents at an Evanston cafe Sunday to discuss their campaign platforms in an election that will include four hotly contested District 202 seats. Ald. Mark Tendam (6th) said...

Five District 65 schools ranked top 100 by Chicago Sun-Times

Rebecca Schechner, Reporter

November 8, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local

The majority of Evanston/Skokie District 65 schools landed in the top 10 percent in the Chicago Sun-Times’ annual ranking of Illinois public schools. Five schools were ranked in the top 100: Dewey Elementary, Willard Elementary,...

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,...