The Fifth Ward of Evanston, the historic heart of the Black community in the west-central part of the City dating to the days of redlining, has not had a District 65 neighborhood school since Foster School was converted to a magnet in 1967 as part of the District’s then-novel desegregation plan. It has not had […]
There has been a decrease in the percentages of minority students taking AP classes over the past few years.
There was no discussion on how much to cut in the 2021-22 school year, or in each subsequent year.
The results of the annual 5Essentials survey show that in the 2019-2020 school year, School District 65 scored lower in each of the five areas deemed critical for school success than it did in the prior school year. The District scored in the “Less Implementation” range in two areas: Effective Leaders and Collaborative Teachers. It […]
At the Nov. 19 meeting, the District 65 Finance Committee kicked off its discussion about how to resolve the District’s structural deficit and how to truly balance the District’s operating revenues and its operating expenses without dipping into reserves, including the Referendum Reserve. To achieve this goal would likely require major cuts in programs and […]
Like the School Report Card produced by the Illinois State Board of Education, the Student Achievement Report compiled by Evanston Township High School administrators lacked certain information about student learning in 2019-20. While most schools, including ETHS, had prepared for “e-learning days” – which would likely occur because of foul weather – no district was […]
In 1900 a total of 737 Black people lived in Evanston. Many lived along Evanston’s three railroad lines, and there were other pockets of Black people scattered throughout Evanston, including on Dempster Street near Judson Avenue; on South Boulevard near Chicago Avenue; and on Sherman Avenue near Lee Street. As the Black population grew by […]
Before approving the budget at their Sept. 21 meeting, District 202 Board members spent more than an hour discussing School Resource Officers (SROs) and their role and place in Evanston Township High School. Compared to their comments at the July 13 Board meeting, the thoughts expressed by several Board members appeared to be less sympathetic […]
School Resource Officers took center stage at the Q&A session hosted on July 20 by Mayor Stephen Hagerty. Evanston Police Chief Demitrous Cook, Deputy Police Chiefs Aretha Barnes and Melissa Salucti, Officers Loyce Spells and Mario Miller, Evanston Township High School Assistant Superintendent/Principal Marcus Campbell, District 65 Superintendent Devon Horton and Northwestern University Police Chief […]
Administrators said SROs at ETHS have a different philosophy and role than do SROs at many other schools.