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Early Childhood Experiences Shape The Brain’s Physical Architecture

This is the first in a series of articles the RoundTable will publish on early childhood experiences, childcare and early education. This article focuses on the importance of early childhood experiences in forming the architecture of the brain, and primarily relies on three recent reports:  “The Science of Early Childhood Development,” Jan. 2007,  prepared by […]

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D202 Board Votes to Continue Mixed-Level Senior English

After weeks of meetings, forums, public comments and discussions, the District 202 School Board voted 5-1 to approve the continuation of the mixed-level senior English class. The mixed-level class has been a source of controversy since the beginning of the school year. Board president Martha Burns, vice president Rachel Hayman and Board members Jane Colleton, […]

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ETHS to Engage in ‘Courageous Conversations’

Evanston Township High School will engage in a comprehensive assessment of causes of and solutions for racial educational disparities in addition to the many other activities and events scheduled during its 125th anniversary year. According to a proposal approved last October, the District has contracted with Pacific Educational Group (PEG), a California-based consulting firm, to […]

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D65 Finance Committee Recommends Resolution of Intent to Issue $20 Million in Bonds

On Dec. 8, the Finance Committee of the District 65 School Board decided by a two-to-one vote to recommend that the Board adopt a resolution of intent to issue an additional $20 million in bonds to finance building projects and technology. Keith Terry and Mary Erickson voted in favor of making the recommendation. Mary Rita […]