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) […]
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“The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases That Define Our First Amendment Freedoms,” a conversation between Ian Rosenberg and Michael Signer, will be held at 7 p.m. on April 15 via Zoom. […]
Pope John XXIII School added a new feature to its observance of Black History Month. Teacher Meaghan Heaton created a contest open to all middle school students (6th, 7th, and 8th […]
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Revised financial projections and the broad parameters of a plan to balance School District 65’s projected deficits were presented to the School Board’s Finance Committee on Feb. 8. The revised […]
School District 65 to Consider New Assignment System, New School Boundaries, New School in Fifth Ward
At the District 65 School Board meeting On Feb. 8, Sarita Smith, Manager of Student Assignments at School District 65, laid out a process to revise the District’s student assignment […]
On March 22, Superintendent Devon Horton provided an update on plans for school after the spring break and for the 2021-2022 school year. After Spring Break Dr. Horton said […]
One guideline adopted by the District 65 School Board in 2017, after the approval of a referendum that provided an additional $14.5 million in property tax revenues into the District […]
How Much of School District 65’s Business Is Being Conducted by School Board Members in Private Meetings with Administrators?
Analysis Two of the most important issues facing School District 65 in the past year are reopening the schools for in-person learning and addressing the District’s projected deficits. The reopening […]
By Mary Helt Gavin Starting in 2023 and perhaps earlier, students in District 65 schools will learn from what administrators say will be a fuller and more honest social studies […]
District 65 School Board Adopts ‘Land Acknowledgment and Acknowledgement of the Contributions of the Enslaved’
We acknowledge Evanston, and its founder Johns Evans, are tied to the massacre of the Arapaho and Cheyenne for railroads and westward expansion upon which John Evan’s developed his wealth and founded Evanston.
District 65 Superintendent Devon Horton Proposes New School Board Committee Structure to Provide More Transparency
At the District 65 School Board Policy Committee meeting on April 12, Superintendent Devon Horton proposed a new School Board committee structure that would provide more transparency and afford the […]