Maine West High School is under a cloud of investigation and questions around allegations of hazing on some of its sports teams. Ten years ago, another suburban Chicago high school saw a tradition take a turn for the worse—prompting many of the same questions.
Founders of a new Chicago charter school hope to increase diversity in the legal profession.The formula at Legal Prep Charter Academies includes a principal with a law degree, field trips to law firms and a biology class is inspired by the science of crime scene investigations.The high school in the
The new documentary Louder than a Bomb depicts the world’s largest youth poetry slam, which takes place here in Chicago. Every year, students from local high schools gather to tell their stories in the form of highly emotional, expressive spoken word poetry.
When I graduated from my small, K-8th grade Catholic school, I won the not-coveted “Most Likely to Do Her Homework Ahead of Time” award. Obviously, there was only one way to celebrate this achievement before heading off to high school: summer camp.
Ah, the 1950s on the North Shore! The tranquil afternoon of the Eisenhower Era. Peace, prosperity and apple pie. Beaver Cleaver could have grown up here.Then there was the day of infamy: September 14, 1957.