It’s been five years now since Northwestern University established a partnership office at Evanston Township High School, and Monday night the District 202 Board will get an update on how it’s going.

Kristen Perkins, the partnership coordinator, will deliver the report during the information section of the board meeting.  She gave a similar report two years ago, but much has happened since then.

In fact, so much has happened that she has included a six-page written report to the board that divides the activities into five priority areas:

1. Diversity in STEM pathways.
2. STEAM:  Integrating Arts and Design into STEM.
3. Career awareness and college access.
4. Identity and Social Consciousness
5. Additional collaborations

Perkins’ office, located next to the office of ETHS Superintendent Eric Witherspoon, develops and promotes opportunities for both the school and the university and involves numerous visitations by staff and students of both institutions.

Monday’s board meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.  at the high school, located at the corner of Church Street and Dodge Avenue.

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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