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Sorry Breitbart--White People Should Talk About Race

Celia Buckman | Posted 01.15.2017 | Education
Celia Buckman

I'm proud of my high school for celebrating Martin Luther King Day meaningfully. While this day of seminars may not be perfect, it's certainly better than letting another day pass where we refuse to acknowledge racial injustices, and our role in ameliorating them.

Student Fights For Backyard Chickens

Wilmette-Kenilworth, IL Patch | Chi | Posted 06.30.2012 | Chicago

What started out as a school project is now turning into civic action for New Trier High School junior Zan Fisher. The Wilmette resident requested ...

Illinois Redistricting: Will Minorities Really See Improvements?

Kyle Hillman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Kyle Hillman

Next week, the public aspect of the state redistricting process will begin. On Monday, the largest metropolitan area gets a say, and it should be fascinating to watch.

New Trier Teacher Fired For Alleged 'Inappropriate Relationship' With Student

Wilmette, IL Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The New Trier Board of Education voted to dismiss German language teacher Daniela Rossmann for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student We...

Rumsfeld Skipping Dinner For Controversial New Trier Award

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will take a pass on a dinner in his honor at his alma mater high school. New Trier High School, a prestigiou...

Some New Trier Alums Offended By Donald Rumsfeld's Alumni Award

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This week, New Trier High School in Winnetka released its "alumni Hall of Honor awards," where everyone from Rainn Wilson ("The Office") to former U.S...

Rahm Loses High School Popularity Contest To Donald Rumsfeld

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

New Trier Township High School has a very impressive list of graduates. From politicians and actors to dancers and scientists--their alums have certai...

Teen Critically Injured In Hit-And-Run Wakes Up As Suspect Bonds Out Of Jail

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago


Taylor Sweitzer, 15-Year-Old New Trier Student, Becomes Youngest To Ski 'Last Degree' To North Pole

Chicago Sun-Times | The Jets Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Enduring some of the planet's harshest weather, a 15-year-old New Trier High School student has become the youngest person to ski the 60-mile "Last De...

Hardest Reservation in Paris: New Trier Grad's Restaurant

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Flora Lazar

The high priests of French gastronomy may not have been convinced that American chefs have arrived, but the market itself has spoken. For the last year there's been a six-month wait to get a table at a young Chicagoan's Paris restaurant.

University Of Illinois Clout List Most Helped Kids From Elite Schools

Chicago Tribune | Tara Malone, Darnell Little and Jodi S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The majority of students who benefited from political connections when applying to the University of Illinois attended elite, affluent high schools, a...

Marc Utay: Potential Cubs Owner A New Trier Graduate

Crain's Chicago Business | Ed Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The reports [about the Cubs sale] listed Marc Utay as one of three finalists. Once again, he was referred to as a "New York private-equity investor." ...

School Funding Protest Spawns Friendships And Action

Chicago Tribune | Tara Malone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With grins and a familiar nod, a dozen teenagers came together this weekend for what has become a standing date since nearly 1,000 Chicago students sk...

Why Did They Boycott?

Washington Post | Kari Lydersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Washington Post's Kari Lyderson recapped the school boycott led by the rev. and state Sen. James Meeks. She points to Illinois' dismal per-pupil s...

Meeks, Blago May Actually Meet Over School Funding

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE From the AP: Now that state Senator James Meeks has called off his Chicago school boycott, he and Governor Rod Blagojevich are working out a m...

Meeks, Black Children and a New Trier Education

Dan Johnson-Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dan Johnson-Weinberger

Don't tell me that we can't find a way to provide the children of Sen. Meeks' community with the resources and accountability and culture of academic achievement that we already provide the children of Winnetka.

Prayer for the First Day of Chicago Public School

Kevin Coval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Kevin Coval

Get Arne Duncan out of the health club. Let him and the progenitors of Renaissance 2010 do more than revamp failed plans. May they consider the whole student body of CPS, not just those with clout and high tax bases.

School Boycott On: Meeks

Chicago Sun-Times | Maudlyne Ihejirika and Rosalind Rossi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Time's up, the Rev. James Meeks said Thursday. The three-day boycott is on. "No more time. The window has expired," Meeks said. Next Tuesday, the s...

Meeks Offers Deal To Stop Boycott

ABC 7 | Andy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With so many Illinois Democrats at the DNC, it's no surprise state business is being conducted in Denver. Illinois State Senator James Meeks said he'...