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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...

The board will deliberate on the specifics of the K-5 plan in the future.

District 65 board decides to limit new 5th Ward school to grades K-5

October 24, 2023

The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board of Education decided on a K-5 plan for the new 5th Ward school on Monday night. The school was originally intended for students in grades K-8, but D65 board...

A red-brick building with large, plated glass windows. Beneath one set of windows are a set of raised steel letters with the building name. A short green hedge borders the building in front of a sidewalk.

D65 two-way immersion program centers Spanish language development, promotes cultural identity

February 7, 2022

Evanston/Skokie School District 65’s Two-Way Immersion program has enriched the bilingual education of native Spanish and English speakers. The program places English as a second language students...

Bessie Rhodes is a K-8 magnet school located in Skokie that houses a TWI program, which centers bilingual education for its 278 students.

District 65 officials propose 2-way immersion program at Bessie Rhodes School

November 10, 2017

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 officials proposed the creation of a Two-Way Immersion Program at Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies on Monday, with the intention to eventually transition the...

Evanston resident Priscilla Giles looks at comments concerning participants concerns about existence of racial tension in city institutions in the third dialogue on race the city has hosted.

Evanston residents discuss institutional racism at third city dialogue

January 25, 2013

Evanston residents discussed racism in education, law enforcement and other institutions Thursday at the last of three dialogues on race hosted by the city. The city hosted the series of discussions,...

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