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Music and the Teenage Brain
Music training, begun as late as high school, may help improve the teenage brain’s responses to sound and sharpen hearing and language skills, suggests a new Northwestern University study.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Regional Superintendent to Select New District 202 Board Member
Since the District 202 School Board was unable to reach agreement on who would fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Bill Geiger, the decision will be made by Regional Superintendent Bruce Brown as dictated by Illinois law.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
CNE Receives $8.5 Million Grant
Childcare Network of Evanston has been awarded $8.5 million by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide early childhood education and family supports for the next five years.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
D65 to Receive $13.25 Million Over Five Years for Early Childhood Programming
The District will receive $2.65 million annually over the next five years to further support and expand early childhood programming and services for students and their families.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Brain's Ability to Process Consonants in Noisy Environment May Reflect Child's Literacy Potential
A quick biological test may be able to identify children who have literacy challenges or learning disabilities long before they learn to read, according to new researchfrom Northwestern University.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Statement of Pat Savage Williams
Statement of District 202 President Pat Savage Williams concerning the Imapasse in appointing a new School Board member.
Monday, July 6, 2015
D202 Board Agrees on Nothing; Empty Seat Still Empty
Last night’s special meeting of the District 202 School Board ended with no replacement – and no vote – to fill the vacant spot left by the resignation of Bill Geiger. The appointment will be made by the Regional Superintendent.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Guest Essay: Ending the Year ... Looking Ahead
I look forward to working with our staff, parents, and community members to provide every child with the opportunity to reach their potential. I am very proud of all that we have accomplished this year as we worked towards achieving this vision.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Special Meeting Called to Discuss Vacancy on D202 Board
A special meeting of the District 202 School Board is scheduled for tonight, July 1 at 6 p.m., to discuss how to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Bill Geiger.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
School District 65's Evaluation Plan for Principals
"Our objective is to build the strongest core of principals in Illinois, bar none," said Assistant Superintendent John Price. The goal is "to recruit, to attract, and to retain the very best principals because we believe principals are key levers for school improvement.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Unity Scholarship Awards Recognize Black Scholars
Families and supporters of the scholarship recipients and representatives of the presenting organizations packed Springfield Baptist Church on June 28 for the annual Unity Community Scholarship Awards and reception. Seventy-one students who are either entering college in the fall or continuing their education received scholarships.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Gretchen Livingston Appointed to Executive Board of ED-RED
Gretchen Livingston, a member of the District 202 School Board and its past president, has been appointed to the Executive Board of ED-RED, which serves as an advocacy organization for School Districts 65 and 202 and more than 80 other suburban school districts on legislation and education policy in Springfield.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
ETHS Student Achievement Report: Mixed Reviews
Dr. Levy presented information on several standardized tests given during the 2013-14 school year. While there was marked improvement in some categories, a wide achievement gap still remains between ethnic groups and by income level.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The ISAT Fiasco: ISBE Low-balls New Cut Scores, Where's the Accountability?
The combined impact of these shortcomings is significant. Data shows that an 8th-grader who scores right at the new "meet standards" boundary on the ISATs has a 10% chance or less of obtaining an ACT college ready score in 11th grade.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
A Look at the Model Used by School District 65 to Measure Student Growth as Part of Its Teacher Evaluation System, What Propensity Scores, Z Scores and the Teacher Safeguards Mean
Because of the importance of the growth model, the RoundTable asked Dr. Gatta some technical questions in a lengthy interview about ECRA’s model. This article is based on that interview, ECRA’s white paper concerning the model, various reports prepared by ECRA, email comments from Dr. Gatta, and general literature concerning standard scores and z scores.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
ETHS Student Wins Championship at NSDA Tournament
Joey Schnide, a rising Evanston Township High School senior, claimed the top spot in Extemporaneous Debate at the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) Tournament held June 14-19 in Dallas.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
ETHS Receives Grant To Launch Smoothie Station for 2015-16
ETHS District 202 will receive a grant from the Midwest Dairy Council to support efforts of the school’s Nutrition Service Department to offer nutritious meal options to students. ETHS was approved to receive $3,000 through the Council’s Grants to Grow School Meals – Reimbursable Smoothie program.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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