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  • Arturo Fuerte Selected as Finalist for Golden Apple Award
    Arturo Fuerte, a fourth/fifth grade teacher of music at Willard Elementary School was selected as one of the 30 finalists for the 2020 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Golden Apple announced the selections yesterday.
  • EC2C’s Advocates for Action Announces Latest Round of Grants
    On Jan. 23, Evanston Cradle to Career’s Advocates for Action, in partnership with the Evanston Community Foundation, announced that 11 groups would be awarded Community Building Grants this year. About 100 people filled the meeting room at Gibbs Morrison Cultural Center where the announcements were made, and representatives of each group summarized how they planned to use the grants.
  • Meet School District 65's New Superintendent on Jan. 29
    The Evanston/Skokie community and District 65 family are invited to meet Dr. Horton at a community open house on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The meet and greet will be held from 5:30-7pm at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center located at 1500 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Kickoff for Fourth Officer and Gentlemen Academy
    After reading excerpts from speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Gentlemen in this year’s Officer and Gentlemen Academy took the seats on the dais in the Joseph Hill Administration Center on Jan. 18. at the kickoff of the fourth Officer and Gentlemen Academy.
  • School District 65 2019 Achievement Report: Big Drop in Students Who Are Kindergarten Ready, No Gains in College Readiness
    “Rather than jump immediately to pointing fingers at the immediate culprit that is the school district for the responsibility for our children, just remember that we as a community play an incredible role in the education of all of our children." (If you are reading this on the RoundTable's mobile app, click WEBSITE so tables and charts appear.)
  • Infant Welfare Society Opens New Indoor Play Space
    Jan. 8 was a blisteringly cold day at the Infant Welfare Society of Evanston (IWSE), with temperatures in the single digits including the wind chill factor. It was the perfect day for the official opening of the new Tom Kendall Gross Motor and Play Space, an indoor play and therapeutic space large enough for up to 16 children and teachers.
  • Walker Fifth-Graders Proposed First People’s Day in Illinois
    Last month, students in Julie Levine's fifth-grade class at Walker School sent Governor J.B. Pritzker a request with an embedded history lesson. After studying the early history of this country, the students decided that a name change was in order for a holiday celebrating an explorer who was also an exploiter and who really did not know where he had landed.
  •  Sheila Merry to Step Down as Executive Director of Evanston Cradle to Career
    Evanston Cradle to Career (EC2C) has announced that Sheila Merry would step down as Executive Director of EC2C, effective June 30. The EC2C Operations Team has begun a search for her successor.
  • 'Those Who Excel' at Evanston Township High School are Recognized
    Four staff members, one team, and a member from the Evanston Township High School community received recognition from the ISBE’s “Those Who Excel” recognition program for 2019-20.
  • Proposed Summer Learning Program for 2020 is Similar to the Program in 2019
    The programs for the 2019 summer learning program varied by grade level. There were more slots available for students transitioning into kindergarten and into second grade than for students rising into other grade levels. The capacity to provide supports to students rising into first, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades was limited.
  • Student Achievement Flat at ETHS, Little Good News
    The news was neither positive nor new; the gap in test scores between white and minority students continued, and scores overall for most subgroups in the class of 2019 were lower than those of their 2018 counterparts. (If you are reading this on a mobile app, click WEBSITE to read more.)
  • School District 65 Student Enrollment Predicted to Decline Over Next Five Years
    School District 65 is currently projecting that its K-8 enrollment will decline from 7,396 students in school year 2019-2020 (SY’20) to 7,005 students in SY25, or a decline of 391 students.
  • District 65 Administrators Provide Update on the Seven Priorities For This School Year
    The priorities focus everyone’s work on “racial and educational equity, academic growth, and the social and emotional well-being of every child,” Phil Ehrhardt, Co-Interim Superintendent of District 65, told members of the Board at their Dec. 16 meeting.
  • The Percentage of Black Students in Grades K-8  at District 65 Stays at 22% for Fourth Year, Down From 43% in 1999
    School District 65 presented its Opening School Report for 2019-2020 as part of the packet of materials for the Dec. 16 School Board meeting. Enrollment in K-8th grades has declined for the second straight year.   

  • Haven Students and Teachers Write Holiday Cards for Prisoners
    Haven Middle School students and teachers recently gave the gift of giving to hundreds of people incarcerated at Joliet Treatment Center. Two hundred students wrote holiday cards for people held in the prison, a facility that holds and treats people with severe mental illness. The Illinois Prison Project, an organization that advocates for a more humane and fair prison system across the State of Illinois, co-sponsored the project.

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