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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 […]

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ETHS to Begin Hybrid Instruction on April 14

 At the April 12 District 202 Board meeting, Peter Bavis, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, described the Evanston Township High School hybrid learning plan that will go in effect on April 14. In this new instructional mode, teachers will simultaneously instruct virtually and in-person. Students who opted for in-person learning are split into four […]

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Final Call in Evanston’s 1st and 8th Ward Aldermanic Races and One Seat on District 65’s School Board May Hinge on Mail-in Votes

Includes Updated Vote Counts and Election Day Photos First-time candidates Clare Kelly in the City’s 1st Ward and Devon Reid in the southeast 8th Ward hold small leads in their aldermanic races, but mail-in votes are still outstanding and a final determination may be a few weeks off. In the District 65 School Board election, […]

Posted inArt & Life

Hail and Farewell: Roof Damage Leads Evanston Residents to Replace Decades-Old Solar Panels With PVs

Late-winter hail damaged many homes here, and for Jeff Balch and Dori Conn, repairing the roof on their Cleveland Street home meant taking down the solar panels that had heated water in the house for decades. “After last year’s hailstorm we checked for and found roof damage, which our insurance company agreed to repair,” Mr. […]