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First Likely Case of Spread of COVID-19 Between Staff Members in a District 65 Building – Not Between Students

Devon Horton, Superintendent of School District 65, advised the District 65 community in a letter on Friday of the first known case of COVID-19 being likely spread in a District 65 building. Dr. Horton said, “Since the start of hybrid learning over eight weeks ago, we are reporting our first likely case of spread within […]

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Evanston Debuts Teacher Residency Program

By Julie Deardorff In partnership with Northwestern University and National Louis University, Evanston/Skokie School District 65 has formed a teacher residency program to address achievement gaps, reduce teacher shortages in specific areas, and increase the diversity of the local teaching workforce. The intensive one-year teacher preparation master’s program, similar to medical residencies for doctors, immediately places aspiring […]

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District 65 2020 Achievement Report: More Limited in Scope, But Same Trends

At their April 12 meeting, District 65 School Board members discussed the District’s 2020 Accountability and Achievement Report. Due to limitations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the report provides more limited data: the percentage of students meeting the 50th percentile on the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test given in the winter of the 2019-20 […]