Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Only 6 percent of eligible students at Evanston-Skokie School District 65 participate in a Comcast program that offers cheap Internet access to low-income families.
Cook County has more families taking part in a Comcast program that offers cheap Internet access to low-income families than any other county in the country, but the program is underutilized at by eligible students at Evanston-Skokie School District 65, the Daily Northwestern reported. At District 65 about 41 percent of students qualify for the program, but only about 6 percent of eligible students participate, according District 65 Communications Director Pat Markham, the Daily Northwestern reported. Comcast’s Internet Essentials program provides low-income families with Internet access at a reduced rate, according to the company’s website.
Friday, March 15, 2013
The school district will work with Ridgeville Park District to expand programming.
Evanston-Skokie School District 65 and Ridgeville Park District have entered into a verbal agreement to work together on expanding programming at the 74-year-old Park District, which spans about 14 acres in south Evanston, Evanston Review reported. The park district, which serves about 6,000 residents living between Greenleaf and Howard streets, is exploring ways to create new opportunities for adults and children to use the district in helpful and legal ways, Evanston Review reported. For the full story, visit: Evanston.Suntimes.com. Related Coverage
The Board of Education is expected Monday to approve issuing bonds to fund capital projects throughout the district.
Evanston-Skokie School District 65 Board of Education is expected to approve a $15 million bond issue Monday, which would fund capital projects such building and renovating at Haven and Nichols middle schools, Evanston Review reported. Some of the other capital projects include $1.4 million for roofing and masonry work at Oakton, Dawes, Nichols and Chute schools; $1.5 million for technology equipment and services; and $240,000 for updating security systems, such as new door locks, buzzers, additional security cameras as well as a proposal to secure entrances at various buildings, Evanston Review reported. District 65 could see its budget cut by about $300,000 this year due to the sequester, or federal government budget cuts, which will …
Friday, February 1, 2013
The Evanston-Skokie School District 65 school was given the honor for sustaining high academic performance for three consecutive years.
Friday, February 1
Orrington Elementary School was given high honors by the Illinois State Board of Education this week. The Evanston-Skokie School District 65 school was among 454 Illinois schools schools to be recognized as a 2012 Illinois Honor Roll Academic Excellence Award winner. The school was honored for sustaining high academic performances for the past three years. According to the Illinois State Board of Education, schools that receive the Academic Excellence Award must have at least 90 percent of elementary and middle students meeting or exceeding state standards in reading and math for three straight years. At the high school level, at least 85 percent of the students must meet or exceed standards on the Prairie State Achievement Exam given in …