For years, Evanston Township High School has struggled with what officials describe as an “achievement gap” between white and African-American students. The school recently held a Black Male Summit to help close that gap.
It’s tougher than one might think to devise a joint calendar each year for Evanston’s two school districts, board members were told Thursday, but the two administrations said they will do their darndest.
Representatives of Evanston’s two school boards met early Thursday to discuss their position on state school financial reform and concluded that while they support the concept of equity, they cannot support passage of Senate Bill 16 unless it comes with more state funds for education.
The lead sponsor of an Illinois Senate bill to reform the way the state pays for public education told an Evanston audience Tuesday night that the final details of the legislation, still pending in the House, have yet to be determined.