Tag Archives: Education

The Dushkin Family

Dorothy and David Dushkin: Pioneers of Winnetka Music Education

Gazette Article by: Kaitlin A. Briggs, Ed. D. Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2012 Kaitlin A. Briggs, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Southern Maine, spent a week at WHS researching Dorothy Dushkin. Intrigued by Dushkin’s journals, she visited to explore the community that attracted the Dushkins in 1930. In 1990 a […]

The Origins of the Winnetka Community House

What to do with Boys? The Origins of the Winnetka Community House Gazette Article by: Nan Greenough Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2012 Boys—and what to do with them—were a major Winnetka issue in the early 1900s. The question had dogged the Village for years, with no good solution. Regularly, articles in The Messenger (the […]

How Progressive Education Came to Winnetka

Gazette Article by: Susan Crowe Whitcomb Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2009 Winnetka’s educational landscape looked like that of many small towns in America g uring the middle of the 19th century. A one-room school house opened on October 1, 1859 at the southeast corner of Maple and Elm streets. The first teacher was paid […]

Carleton W. Washburne

Gazette Article by: William Meuer & Jan Tubergen Appeared in the Gazette: In three installments in 1998 This is a three-part series on Carleton W. Washburne, renowned educator and Winnetka Superintendent of Schools from 1919 to 1943. Part I chronicles Washburne’s early life and career before arriving in Winnetka. Part II describes his innovative Winnetka […]