The Daily Northwestern

Illinois drops PARCC college readiness exam

Mariana Alfaro, Web Editor

July 13, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, State

Illinois high school students will no longer take the short-lived PARCC college readiness exam after parents, teachers and administrators said it distracted from regular class instruction, the State Board of Education announced...

Summer Food Service Program offers free meals for Evanston youth while building community

Yvonne Kim, Reporter

June 18, 2016

Filed under City, Local

The annual Summer Food Service Program is now in its second week of offering free breakfast and lunch on weekdays for youth at various locations such as schools and community centers throughout Evanston. The program, funded...

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

Elena Sucharetza, Reporter

April 21, 2016

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...

Evanston schools will move forward with PARCC testing

Marissa Page, Reporter

February 11, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

Although some Chicago schools are pushing back against new state-mandated testing, Evanston-area schools will proceed despite administrative uneasiness. PARCC testing, which stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness...

Evanston school superintendents criticize PARCC state testing, implementation

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 14, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Local, National, State

As Illinois schools begin preparations for a new assessment that students will take in the spring, staff at both Evanston school districts expressed concerns last week about the test’s implementation. The Partnership for...

Evanston schools stand to lose majority of state funding

Paige Leskin, City Editor

September 24, 2014

Filed under City, Education

Officials from the school boards of Evanston/Skokie School District 65 and Evanston Township High School District 202 are working on a joint resolution that expresses their opposition to an Illinois Senate bill that would result...

Illinois granted waiver from No Child Left Behind Act

Paige Leskin, Assistant City Editor

April 25, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

Illinois was granted a waiver April 18 from the No Child Left Behind Act, joining 42 other states exempted from punishment if schools do not meet standards set by the law, which include a demonstrated 100 percent proficiency by...

Evanston Mental Health board discusses proposed budget

Maddie Elkins, Reporter

October 11, 2013

Filed under City, Local, Politics

The Evanston Mental Health Board on Thursday night announced its proposed budget for fiscal year 2014, which includes nearly $81,000 more than last year's total. The proposed budget would be distributed among 15 agencies with...

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...