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Letter to the Editor: Stop claiming Mayor Emanuel’s CPS plan is ‘elitist’

April 17, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Over the past weeks, a great deal of controversy has erupted surrounding Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed “Learn. Plan. Succeed.” initiative to increase high school graduation requirements for Chicago Public Schools students....

Schwartz: New CPS graduation requirement puts underprivileged students at a further disadvantage

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

April 6, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

On Wednesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new graduation requirement for Chicago Public Schools: Students must have either a job offer or an acceptance letter to a college, trade school or gap-year program lined up...

Proposed state K-12 budget proposal increases funds for ETHS, decreases for CPS

Elena Sucharetza, Reporter

April 21, 2016

Filed under City, Education, Local

Evanston Township High School would receive increased funding under Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed K-12 education funding, but school officials are not expecting to budget for it. Rauner introduced a plan to increase general fun...

Chicago Teachers Union, Fight For 15 to participate in Chicago strike Friday

Elena Sucharetza, Reporter

April 1, 2016

Filed under City, Education

As Illinois enters its 10th month without a budget, the Chicago Teachers Union and Fight For 15 Chicago workers, among other labor organizations, will join forces Friday in a citywide “Day of Action," protesting the shutdown...

Northwestern’s acceptance rate hits record low at 10.7 percent

Dan Waldman, Reporter

March 23, 2016

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern’s acceptance rate dropped once again this year, with the University only admitting 10.7 percent of applicants. NU accepted 2,690 students to the class of 2020 from the Regular Decision pool last week, adding...

Good Neighbor, Great University initiative grows

Peter Kotecki, Assistant Campus Editor

December 4, 2015

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

The Good Neighbor, Great University initiative awarded 327 students scholarships averaging $8,778 each this year, the highest amount ever given by the program, according to University enrollment data. The scholarships go to...