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October 14, 2019 


ETHS District 202 Board hosts community conversations for 2019-20
 The ETHS District 202 Board of Education is hosting two events during the 2019-20 school year to discuss progress since the adoption of District goals and how the Board manages the work of the goals.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
D.C. Disdains Climate Change, Students Strike Back
The passion for saving the Earth from the ravages of climate change that fueled demonstrations across the globe on Sept. 20 brought people of all ages to Fountain Square. Among them were many Evanston Township High School students who had skipped their ninth-period classes to speak their minds, demanding, among other things, “that there still be a world out there for us when we leave high school.”
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
School District 65 Recommends Changes to Accountability and Achievement Report
Kylie Klein, Director of Research, Accountability, and Data at School District 65, recommended that the report continue to provide student results on standardized tests, but told the RoundTable that the measures that will be used in reporting those results have not yet been  determined. She recommended that the report provide additional information that will celebrate the accomplishments of students, teachers, principals and community partnerships.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
D65 5Essential Survey Results Show Improvement in Three Categories, But Declines in Two, Including Ambitious Instruction
Results of an annual 5Essentials survey show that in the 2018-19 school year, School District 65 advanced in three of the five areas deemed critical for school success, but declined in Ambitious Instruction and Collaborative Teachers.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
District 65 School Board Approves Profile for New Superintendent
The list of Characteristics and Skillset the community would like to see in a new Superintendent will be used in ads for potential candidates; it will be used by BWP in selecting five or six candidates to submit to the Board to interview; and it will be used by the Board in selecting a new Superintendent, said Dr. Hill.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019
District 65 School Board Urged to Prohibit Harassment and Discrimination of LGBTQ Staff
Nine people gave passionate, emotional pleas to end harassment and discrimination against LGBTQ staff, during the public comment section of the District 65 School Board meeting on Sept. 23. During each person’s statement, about 50 people stood in solidarity.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019
District 65 Board Approves Final Budget for FY'20
The final budget pegs operating revenues at $140.9 million, operating expenses at $135.4 million, and projects that the District will operate at a surplus of about $5.5 million.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Baker Demonstration School Begins a 2nd Century of Learning

Baker Demonstration School’s website promises an education that’s “anything but textbook.” That tradition might make clear why the school has thrived for more than a hundred years.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
D65 Board Planning Calendar Aims to Eliminate Working Board Meetings, Streamline the Rest
At the District 65 School Board meeting on Sept. 9, Interim Superintendents Phil Ehrhardt and Heidi Wennstrom presented a proposed calendar for the Board’s meetings for this school year.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
ETHS Students Lead Forum on Fighting Hate Speech
On October 10, Evanston Township High School will host a student-led program designed to educate the public about hate speech and how to combat it. Sponsored by the Democratic Party of Evanston, the forum is designed to appeal to everyone who believes hate speech is wrong, regardless of party affiliation.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
School District 65 Report Shows Wide Variations in Expenditures by School
Last school year, School District 65 spent significantly more at schools where students had relatively greater needs, according to a report presented to the Finance Committee of the District 65 School Board ...
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
District 202 School Board Approves 2019-20 Budget
With little comment about the finances but much praise for Chief Financial Officer Mary Rodino, the District 202 School Board at its Sept. 16 meeting approved its budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Park School Budget Approved by District 202
At its Sept. 16 meeting, the District 202 School Board approved the joint agreement with School District 65 for the FY 2019-20 Park School budget.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
ETHS Lags in 'Effective Leadership,' Survey Says
This year, the ranking was higher in the Effective Leaders category was higher than in prior years, but even so did not make the average benchmark in that category. Conversely, in the Involved Families category, the school slipped a few points but still retained a high ranking. ETHS’s overall ranking in the survey was “Organized.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Good Parental Engagement and Student Support, But Other 'Essentials' Weak at ETHS
This year, the ranking was higher in the Effective Leaders category was higher than in prior years, but even so did not make the average benchmark in that category. Conversely, in the Involved Families category, the school slipped a few points but still retained a high ranking.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
District 202 Board Agrees on Athletic Sponsorships
With the sole objection from Board member Gretchen Livingston, the District 202 School Board on Sept. 16 approved a sponsorship agreement with Oakton Community College for the coming year. Oakton will pay a total of $6,500 to have signage at Lazier Field Memorial Stadium and in Beardsley Gymnasium for the year.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
School District to Move Forward With Priorities and Strategies Outlined in June
A proposed planning calendar presented at the Board’s Sept. 9 meeting reflects that the District will move forward this school year with the priorities and seven strategies announced at the June 10 Board meeting. In addition,  District administrators do not plan to prepare quarterly progress reports for the District’s five-year strategic plan or a “scorecard” report showing whether students are making progress toward meeting the School Board’s academic goals adopted as part of the five-year strategic plan.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
MAP Normative Data Shows Significantly Higher Achievement Levels for CPS Students than NAEP or PARCC
In recent years, Paul Zavitkovsky, a researcher and leadership coach at the Center for Urban Education Leadership Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, noticed that MAP tests are generating significantly higher results than those generated by the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) and the Illinois PARCC tests.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
The Role of Foster School in the Implementation of School District 65's Desegregation Plan in 1967 and Its Closing in 1979
Foster School, virtually an all-Black school in 1966, was closed as a neighborhood school in 1967 as part of the District’s desegregation plan, and it was closed altogether in 1979.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
School District 65 Board Member Lindsay Cohen Resigns
Lindsay Cohen, Board Member, submitted her resignation, effective July 18, 2019, citing a family move outside of District 65 boundaries. People may apply to fill her seat on the Board.
Friday, July 19, 2019



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