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D202 to Administer State Survey to Students, Teachers and Parents

District 202 Director of Research, Evaluation and Assessment Judith Levinson told the School Board on Feb. 11 how the District will comply with a new State of Illinois requirement to administer a survey to students, teachers and parents that is designed to provide information about “learning conditions and school climate.”  Known as the Illinois 5Essentials […]

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District 202 Mid-Year Budget in Line With Projections Despite State Cuts

“The economy of the state and nation are showing signs of a mild recovery,” said William Stafford, District 202’s Chief Financial Officer and the District’s mid-year budget review was cautiously positive as well. “It’s part of Board policy to do a midyear review, Mr. Stafford said. “Revenue collections are ahead of last year, due mainly […]

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Earned-Honors Model at District 202 Limited to Freshmen in Divided Vote

After administrators withdrew a proposal to utilize an earned-honors approach for new courses in history and geometry at the sophomore level, the District 202 School Board approved, in a divided vote, a slate of new and revised courses for the 2013-14 school year, Usually, course proposals are an uneventful affair, but this most recent request […]

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Proposed Broader Use of Earned Honors Raises Controversy Among Some ETHS Board Members

A proposal to change a sophomore history course at Evanston Township High School raised concerns among some District 202 board members, not because of the course content, but because it would follow the earned-honors model of conferring honors credit previously used only for the recently restructured Freshman Humanities and Biology courses. The proposed change in […]

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ETHS Career and Technical Education Department Has Something for Everyone

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department at Evanston Township High School provides students “with real-world career and job-related skills so that they can successfully pursue post-secondary options upon graduation,” according to a report presented to the District 202 Board of Education on Nov. 5. “In today’s knowledge economy, most career opportunities for young people […]

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Achievement Gap at ETHS Continues – From EXPLORE Test to Prairie State Examination

Despite years of special programs and efforts aimed at addressing the achievement gap between white and minority students at Evanston Township High School, recent results from the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) and other standardized tests indicate very little change in the disparity. The data was presented to the District 202 School Board on Oct. […]