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Holtzman: Schools must do more to encourage girls’ interests in tech

Rachel Holtzman, Columnist

February 19, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last Saturday, about a dozen Girl Scouts visited the Northwestern University Knight Lab, where they experimented with the Knight Lab’s virtual reality headsets. It’s one of many components of the Girl Scouts’ new STEM programs,...

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 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....

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...