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Summer Curriculum Projects Cover Range of District Needs

Although some might think teachers take off for the summer, at Evanston Township High School, many teachers spend it developing materials for new or revised courses or engaging in professional development – proposals for which the District 202 School Board heard at its May 23 meeting. The 23 proposed summer projects focused on curriculum development […]

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Mark Metz Elected President of District 202 Board

Mark Metz was unanimously approved as president of the Board on May 2. The District 202 Board, which included newcomers Jonathan Baum and Scott Rochelle, also unanimously approved Board member Martha Burns as vice president, chief financial officer William Stafford as secretary and deputy chief financial officer Mary Rodino as treasurer. Mr. Metz was originally […]

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D202 Student With Bacterial Infection an “Isolated Case”

According to information disseminated by School District 202 and the Evanston Health Department earlier this week, last weekend, an Evanston Township High School student “was diagnosed with a bacterial infection that is transmissible through nose and throat secretions.” The information provided via the ETHS website and a letter to students’ homes did not further identify […]

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School District 202 Explores Early Retirement Incentive for Non-Teaching Staff

Thirty-nine employees of School District 202 would be eligible for an early retirement package through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) beginning next year, said William Stafford, Chief Financial Officer. “One strategy that we’ve suggested in reducing [the expenses associated with] the non-academic side of the house was the IMRF early retirement incentive (ERI) program,” […]

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‘Skillful’ Teaching Expert Gives Lessons And Takes Questions at School District 202 Board Meeting

School Board members got a couple of video glimpses into classrooms and participated in some learning activities themselves when Dr. Jon Saphier, a longtime consultant to School District 202, gave a presentation at the March 28 Board meeting. Board members also questioned Dr. Saphier about the value of his work to the District and asked […]

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ETHS Proposes Framework to Evaluate And Monitor Freshman Humanities Course

The proposal for a new single-level Freshman Humanities course at Evanston Township High School generated considerable public discussion and controversy both before and after the District 202 School Board approved it in December. This new Freshman Humanities structure, to be implemented next fall, assigns freshmen who read at the 40th percentile or above on the […]