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Trejos: School choice opponents often don’t understand program

Jose Trejos, Columnist

October 17, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently gave a powerful speech at Harvard University in defense of the school choice movement, which was interrupted by dozens of students waving signs — including one proclaiming her a “white...

State Senate passes ‘student loan bill of rights’

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor

May 11, 2017

Filed under City, Latest Stories

The Illinois Senate passed a bill Wednesday to establish protections for borrowers of student loans. The bill, which was introduced by state Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) in February, will ensure students and their families...

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

April 16, 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....

Letter to the Editor: Fostering the next generation’s civic engagement begins in the classroom

October 20, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

For many Northwestern students, November will be the first time they cast a ballot in a presidential election. In just a few weeks, students will be lined up to pull a lever that will determine the course of our nation — no...

District 65 budget cuts to eliminate 29 full-time positions

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

April 2, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local, State

The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board of Education approved a budget restructuring plan that will effectively cut 29 full-time staffers. The layoffs — effective July 1 — come in light of a projected budget deficit o...