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District 65 Seeks Applicants to Fill Vacant Board Position
Omar Brown, member of the District 65 School Board, has submitted his resignation, effective July 7, 2017, citing work and family commitments. The Board is seeking applicants to fill his position.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
New Report Finds Race and Income Are Still Strong Predictors of Achievement, But School Effectiveness Makes a Difference
A new report, “Upstate/Downstate,” by Paul Zavitkovsky and Steven Tozer at the University of Illinois at Chicago, analyzes how changes in low-income enrollment and school effectiveness have impacted student achievement in 709 Illinois school districts in the period between 2001 and 2016.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Walking in Their Shoes: Moran Center Staff Attend Workshops on Trauma-Informed Care
A young man named Manny looks very tense and unhappy. His parole officer says, “I’ve known you for a while, and I believe you’re a good kid, but your anger is going to be your undoing, and you’ve got to do something about that.”  A quick flashback shows a chaotic close-up of a violent beating. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
ETHS Students and Teacher Receive History Fair Awards
Five students and a teacher from Evanston Township High School were recognized with special awards given by the Chicago Metro History Fair in June. Mattias Amezquita-Fox, Andrew Borland, Dakota Erwin, and Theodore Lambert received the Roosevelt University Center for New Deal Studies Award for Social Justice History and Flora Block received the Berrier Suburban History Award. ETHS history teacher Michael Pond is the 2017 recipient of the Arthur Andersen Award for Superior History Fair Teaching.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Impact of D65's Referendum on 2nd Installment Property Tax Bills
Under the April 4 referendum, School District 65 was able to levy an additional $14.5 million as part of its 2016 tax levy, which is paid in 2017. According to information provided by the District as part of the referendum process, a property owner who paid the average property tax bill of $8,076 in 2016 will see an increase of about $470 in property taxes in 2017. 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
UNITY Celebrates Scholarship Recipients
The UNITY Scholarship Recognition Reception was held on June 25 at Second Baptist Church, where 17 black community organizations presented scholarships to approximately 50 students.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
How Babies' Environment May Lead to Poor Health Later
Environmental exposures that leave their mark on the epigenome and shape inflammation over the course of development, include aspects of nutrition in infancy, the intensity of microbial exposure in infancy, and exposure to adversity.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
IT and Instructional Learning Continue to Expand in School District 202
The purchase of an additional 1,100 Acer C740 Chromebooks for incoming Evanston Township High School students was approved by the District 202 School Board at its June 12 meeting, helping to further support the school’s 1:1 Digital Learning initiative which recently earned high praise from Google.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
District 202 Approves Tentative Budget, But Uncertainty Lingers
The District 202 School Board unanimously approved a tentative budget for FY 2018 at their meeting on June 12. Mary Rodino, Chief Financial Officer for the District, presented highlights of the budget which is balanced for the twelfth consecutive year, but she also addressed some areas of concern for the future.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
District 65 Board De-tracks Algebra Classes
On June 12, the District 65 School Board approved a recommendation presented by administrators to eliminate tracking of students in algebra classes at Chute, Haven and Nichols middle schools by consolidating Algebra 8 into Algebra 1.  Algebra 1 will be a mixed-level class, with class sizes projected at between 25 and 29 students next year. The recommendation will be phased in at one or more schools for the 2017-18 school year, and at any remaining schools in 2018-19.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
District 65 Proposes Eliminating Tracking in Algebra
At the District 65 School Board meeting on June 5, administrators of School District 65 presented their recommendation to eliminate tracking of students in algebra classes at Chute, Haven and Nichols middle schools, and to do so on a phased in basis.
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Friday, June 9, 2017
District 65 School Board Considers Equity Report/Recommendations
The report presents findings based on her equity audit of the District, together with eight recommendations that  she said are intended to take the District toward a more equitable learning environment and eliminate the predictability of achievement by race in Evanston.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Retirements, Promotions, and New CFO at District 65
At the June 12 District 65 School Board meeting, Superintendent Paul Goren thanked Mary Brown, Chief Financial Officer, and John Price, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, for their work at the District.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
District 65 Board Members List Priorities for Next Year
On June 12, members of the District 65 School Board listed their priorities for the coming school year to assist in preparing the agendas for Board meetings.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Plan for TWI Expansion to be Decided This Fall
On June 5, Lauren Leitao, Bilingual Director of School District 65, advised the Board it is necessary to expand the Two-Way Immersion (TWI) program at the K-5 grade levels. “In order to offer the TWI program with fidelity, the District needs to add two strands of TWI,” said Ms. Leitao’s memo to the Board.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
100-Year Old Wildkit Receives Honorary Diploma from ETHS
After waiting 82 years, Naomi Wheatley Thompson Woods received an honorary ETHS diploma at a June 27 ceremony at the high school.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017



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