D65 Superintendent Devon Horton Proposes New School Board Committee Structure to Provide More Transparency
At the District 65 School Board Policy Committee meeting on April 12, Superintendent Devon Horton proposed a new School Board committee structure which would provide more transparency and afford the public the right to observe deliberations of members of the School Board with administrators on some key aspects of the District’s business. Dr. Horton proposed that the Board have a curriculum/policy committee, […]
At the last District 202 School Board meeting, held just two days before Evanston Township High School is scheduled to […]
The Pause in Using the J&J Vaccine This morning, April 13, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]
Give Amy Gonzales the top pick in a fantasy softball draft and the Evanston coach wouldn’t have a problem choosing Molly Chambers. But the once-in-a-lifetime pitcher for the program didn’t […]
Evanston’s baseball team opens a shortened season Tuesday at home against Buffalo Grove, and head coach Frank Consiglio wants his pitching staff to be in attack mode right from the […]
When she promoted several underclassmen to the varsity roster in the spring of 2019, Evanston soccer coach Stacy Salgado didn’t know what the future would bring. Salgado was simply aiming […]
At the April 12 District 202 Board meeting, Peter Bavis, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, described the Evanston Township High School hybrid learning plan that will go in effect […]
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It took nearly a half hour for the excitement to ebb enough for the honoree to make his way to the corner of Church Street and Gray Avenue, where the honorary street sign Morris “Dino” […]
A 2019 City ordinance to protect parkway trees is taking precedence over some homeowners’ temporary playgrounds. Attachments to public trees, such as swings, ladders, and tightropes, are prohibited by City ordinance 15-0-19, approved by City […]
By Zoe Collins Rath The April 14 meeting of The City’s Plan Commission will continue its hearing on the planned development at 2715 Hurd Ave. – a two-story Kensington daycare center and preschool with an […]
Andrew Gallimore already knew a little about “tiny houses,” before he found a lot in Evanston where he might like to build one two years ago. To be sure, some of his information came from […]
Operators of Evanston’s live music venues expect continued challenges due to the pandemic, but there is hope the music and their businesses will return this year. Outdoor concerts are on the horizon for late summer […]
Two more aldermanic contests have filed March quarter campaign disclosure reports with the Illinois State Board of Elections: the First and Fourth Wards. Campaign committees are required to file a quarterly report by […]
Eligibility Opens for Vaccinations As of today, April 12, all people 16 and over are eligible to receive a vaccine to protect against COVID-19. Appointments are still necessary to receive a vaccine. For […]
The deadline for filing quarterly campaign finance reports with the Illinois State Board of Elections is a few days away, but several candidates have already filed, including Sixth Ward aldermanic candidates Thomas Suffredin […]
Eighth Ward candidate Matthew Mitchell has conceded to opponent Devon Reid in the Eighth Ward aldermanic race, with the latest batch of mail ballots showing him still trailing Mr. Reid by 42 votes. […]
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ART & LIFE
In Evanston and throughout the nation, there is reason to be both hopeful and cautious about the coronavirus pandemic. Incredible progress is being made with highly […]
Minouchic Boutique is packed with racks of vibrant clothing, glass cases of jewelry, tiered accessory tables, and Haitian paintings propped up on wall shelves. Located at […]
Dear Gabby, I am embarrassed to say that I am a snoop. I try and respect my children’s privacy but frankly, I mostly fail. Now, because […]
Canal Shores is not just for golf. It is 82 acres of green space, only about half of which is allocated to golf. The rest is occupied […]
District 65 teachers and students may not have been visible during the past year of mostly remote learning, but they have not been dormant. […]
On March 25, District 65 Superintendent Devon Horton, Board President Anya Tanyavutti, and Board Vice President Biz Lindsay-Ryan announced the second LGBTQ+ Equity Week […]
At the District 65 School Board meeting on March 22, Stacy Beardsley, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, presented the District’s 2021 Summer Student-Learning […]
Unofficial results for the Citywide elections show Stephanie Mendoza has won the City Clerk’s race, beating Cynthia Beebe. In aldermanic races, where there were […]
President Joe Biden has said he will ask everyone to wear a mask for the first 100 days of his administration to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Mary Toussaint and her […]
Evanston’s seniors put the fun back in football Friday night in what could be their final appearance at Lazier Field, bouncing back from devastating losses to […]
In almost 50 years of head-to-head competition, the girls volleyball teams from Evanston and New Trier have never played a doubleheader. So the two rivals made […]
If anyone had told Mike Burzawa prior to the start of this season that Evanston’s football team would hold long-time nemesis Maine South and New Trier […]
Coronavirus pandemic or not, high school athletes competing in every sport in Illinois still have one goal in mind for their seasons, and that’s to be […]
REPORTS & ANALYSES
Administrators said SROs at ETHS have a different philosophy and role than do SROs at many other schools.
Only about 30% of Black and Latinx students are entering ETHS proficient in reading.
There has been a decrease in the percentages of minority students taking AP classes over the past few years.
Evanston’s first African American residents arrived in the 1850s, and by 1880 there were approximately 125 African Americans in Evanston. The number grew to 737 in 1900. At that time, many of the African Americans in Evanston worked in domestic and personal service. With the Great […]
The Role of Foster School in the Implementation of School District 65’s Desegregation Plan in 1967 and Its Closing in 1979
Foster School, virtually an all-Black school in 1966, was closed as a neighborhood school in 1967 as part of the District’s desegregation plan, and it was closed altogether in 1979. As time passed, many in the community have recognized that these actions put the burden of […]