D39's Misleading Pandemic Communications as Wilmette Breaks Records
On Thursday, Wilmette surpassed its prior record of new weekly COVID-19 cases, now over four times the CDC’s red level for community transmission. School case rates far surpass the community spread, though by presenting severely distorted charts, it is virtually impossible to notice.
Dec 19, 2021
New Trier Saliva Test: Is it Enough to Open the School?
As COVID-19 cases exceed record levels, New Trier opened up Tuesday for in-person classes in conjunction with an unapproved saliva-based test.
Nov 12, 2020
The Mental Health Crisis of Teaching During a Pandemic
Several district teachers have had to seek inpatient treatment for mental health this fall. Here is one of their stories.
Oct 22, 2020
Two Weeks in and Many D39 Teachers, Parents Still Adjusting to Fall Plan
High numbers of D39 staff resignations, including former WEA president Rodas, signal teacher discomfort.
Sep 12, 2020
Wilmette School District Releases Plans for In-person Instruction as COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise
Wilmette Education Association president comes out against district’s plan, insists on remote learning.
Aug 3, 2020
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Mass Rainfall Leads to Widespread Village Flooding
Major rainfall in the past week has left many streets, garages and basements in Wilmette underwater, an occurrence that seems to affect the village all too often.
May 20, 2020
Wilmette Firefighters Immune to COVID-19?
Thursday, a lightning strike caused a gas-main leak. Throughout the day while Nicor worked on repairs, firefighters huddled together in close contact without wearing masks.
May 16, 2020