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SROs in Evanston Schools: Part of the ‘Culture’ at ETHS, on the Perimeter for School Safety at District 65

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 […]

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Police and Policing in Evanston: A Discussion

The police killings of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, George Floyd in Minneapolis and Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta and their reverberations across this country have brought Evanston Police Chief Demitrous Cook into the spotlight as a Black law enforcement official. In public forums this month and in a follow-up conversation with the RoundTable, Chief Cook talked […]

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A Brief Historical Overview of District 65’s Inclusion Program

The District 65 School Board adopted a full inclusion model in 2009. As time went on, though, in recognition that the District was required to provide a continuum of services and options to meet the individual needs of students with disabilities, the District began to offer more options in specialized settings. On Nov. 30, 2009, […]

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School District 65 2019 Achievement Report: Big Drop in Students Who Are Kindergarten Ready, No Gains in College Readiness

At their Jan. 13 meeting, District 65 School Board members discussed the District’s 2019 Accountability and Achievement Report, which was presented to the Board that evening. One section of the report – a qualitative section – celebrated accomplishments of students, educators and principals and contributions by the community. The RoundTable reported on that section of […]

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NWEA’s Expected Growth Targets Are Not Aligned With the Growth Students Need to Be on Track to College Readiness by 8th Grade

One goal of the District 65 School Board is to increase the percentage of its students who meet benchmarks that indicate a student is on track to college and career readiness. The benchmarks were identified by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) for the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test in a 2015 study “MAP College […]