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December 13, 2017 

School District 65 Board Poised to Approve Converting Bessie Rhodes to an All TWI School
At the District 65 School Board’s meeting on Nov. 21, twelve parents gave passionate pleas to maintain Bessie Rhodes as a global studies magnet school and not to gradually convert it to a Two-Way Immersion (TWI) school. A group of parents also presented an alternative proposal to establish a TWI community school at the Family Focus building in the Fifth Ward.
   The five School Board members who were present all expressed support for converting Bessie Rhodes into an all TWI school. In addition several Board members expressed support for exploring the option of establishing a school in the Fifth Ward.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Consolidating District 65's Strategic Plan and Equity Report
On Nov. 6, District 65 administrators presented what they called a “crosswalk” between the recommendations contained in a Racial and Educational Equity Report prepared by Corrie Wallace in May 2017 and District 65’s five-year Strategic Plan adopted by the Board in March 2015.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
ETHS to Undergo Course Review and Address 'Algebra Problem'
“We need a Geometry course infused with Algebra … When (we) examined the SAT scores, it surfaced that only 23% of students or 178 out 756 met or exceeded standards for heart of Algebra sub-scores."
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
ETHS Seeks to Lease Property for a Special Ed Day School
Evanston Township High School District 202 officials asked the City on Nov. 27 to consider a zoning text amendment that would allow them to lease space at 1233-35 Hartrey Ave. for a special education day school.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
District 65 to Host Early Childhood Focus Groups
School District 65 is hosting several focus groups related to early childhood programming and education. 
Monday, November 27, 2017
District 65 School Board Discusses Placing TWI at Bessie Rhodes
At the Nov. 6 District 65 School Board meeting, administrators recommended  adding two strands of the Two-Way Immersion (TWI) program at  Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies. The recommendation is to start TWI in the kindergarten classes at Bessie Rhodes in the fall of 2018, and then to expand the program by one grade level each year up through eighth grade.
Rather than rejecting Bessie Rhodes as the site or considering another school as the site, most Board members seemed to focus on how to make the transition as smooth as possible and in the least disruptive way possible.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
ETHS Continues to Increase Access and Success to AP Programs
Participation in AP classes is up 120% since 2006-07. Each subgroup has made gains, but gaps in access and success persist, said Dr. Bavis.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
ETHS Still 'Organized for Improvement' Says Latest 5Essentials Survey
The overall conclusion is that ETHS remains at the lower end of the second highest possible level – that ETHS is “organized for improvement.”
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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