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D202 Report Shows Continued Decline, Consistent Racial Disparity, in Suspensions

School District 202 has seen a steady reduction in the use of suspensions to address student behavior problems over the past three years. This is in part due to the use of disciplinary alternatives and early interventions in potentially problematic situations, according to a report presented to the School Board on June 25.“One of our […]

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ETHS School Improvement Team Focuses on New Parents, Career Planning and Peer Jury

The recommendations of the School Improvement Team (SIT) to the Evanston Township High School administration focused on families of incoming students, student post-high school plans and discipline of current students. “We have historically had amazing results from our School Improvement Team,” remarked Superintendent Eric Witherspoon at the Board meeting on Monday, June 11. “Each year […]

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Freshman Humanities Receives Limited Evaluation in Favor of Long-Term Evaluation

The conflict between a desire for the immediate gratification of short-term data and a commitment to a long-term evaluation by outside experts was evident at the District 202 School Board meeting on June 11, as administrators provided a report about the first year of the earned honors Freshman Humanities course. The Board approved a biology […]

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Education Experts to Assist District 202 in Evaluation of Freshman Year Restructuring

A team of academics and researchers headed by Dr. David Figlio of Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research will assist School District 202 in its evaluation of the effectiveness of the restructured Freshman Humanities and Freshman Biology courses. Superintendent Eric Witherspoon, Associate Principal Peter Bavis, Research Director Judith Levinson and Research Associate Carrie Livingston have […]

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District 202 Considers Standard August Start Date for 2013-14

The District 202 administration proposed calendars for the next three school years to the School Board at its April 23 meeting. On behalf of the Calendar Committee, Assistant Superintendent/Principal Oscar Hawthorne recommended that next year the standard 176-day school year begin on Sept. 4 and subsequent years have an established starting day of the fourth […]

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District 202 Board Agrees on Draft of 2012-2015 Goals

The District 202 School Board now has drafts of five goals that will guide the organization for the 2012-15 school years. Although still in the development stage, the goals were created after several months of planning and discussion with a broad spectrum of stakeholders and a day-long meeting on March 17, where strengths and weaknesses […]

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District 202 Weighs Change in Attendance On Columbus And Pulaski Days

At its Feb. 27 meeting, the District 202 School Board held a hearing to consider requiring attendance on Columbus Day and Pulaski Day. The Illinois State Board of Education requires such a hearing in order for the District to apply for a waiver that would permit student attendance on those two holidays. Assistant Superintendent/Principal Oscar […]