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2 New Trier Students Named to All-State Academic Team

2 New Trier Students Named to All-State Academic Team

The Illinois High School Association team is made up of athletes who also excel in their studies.
New Trier Band Receives Prestigious Award

New Trier Band Receives Prestigious Award

The school is one of only six across the country to receive the Blue Ribbon Award for Programs of Excellence.
New Trier Soliciting Input on Winnetka Campus Project

New Trier Soliciting Input on Winnetka Campus Project

A series of workshops will seek feedback from residents about the proposed new facility.
New Trier Makes ‘Most Challenging High School’ List

New Trier Makes ‘Most Challenging High School’ List

New Trier ranked as the 48th most challenging in Illinois.
Yik Yak App Pulled from Phones Due To Bullying Concerns

Yik Yak App Pulled from Phones Due To Bullying Concerns

Yik Yak, which lets users post anonymous text messages to anyone within a certain radius, was disabled in Chicago after high schools, including New Trier and Lake Forest, warned parents to t
New Trier Warns of Yik Yak, 'Vicious' App That Lets Students Text Anonymously

New Trier Warns of Yik Yak, 'Vicious' App That Lets Students Text Anonymously

Yik Yak lets users send anonymous text messages to others in the vicinity. It's being used at area schools, including New Trier
New Trier Mourns Sarah McCausland, '13 Graduate

New Trier Mourns Sarah McCausland, '13 Graduate

Social workers will be available this week for students. McCausland died after being hit by a car while walking with friends near Bard College, where she was a freshman.
All Winnetka, Glencoe, Wilmette, Northfield Schools Closed Monday

All Winnetka, Glencoe, Wilmette, Northfield Schools Closed Monday

Due to the extremely cold temperatures, it seems all North Shore schools are closed on Monday, Jan. 6.
Jeremy Harmening Earns B.S. Degree from the University of Kansas

Jeremy Harmening Earns B.S. Degree from the University of Kansas

New Trier grad earned his Bachelor of Science degree from KU.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.
Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Regular inspection of your child’s texts, Facebook and Twitter may not show whether they’re involved in cyberbullying.
Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

To do everything you’re supposed to do, you’d need a time machine.
CSI New Trier: Forensics Science Class Shows Science's Practicality

CSI New Trier: Forensics Science Class Shows Science's Practicality

Students who often didn't excel in previous science classes get excited about its application when looking at DNA evidence or bullet trajectories.
Parents: Are Your Kids Safe at School?

Parents: Are Your Kids Safe at School?

Are kids in the cross-hairs when it comes to potential gun violence at schools?
Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

The debate over homework rages among American parents and educators, and many question its value altogether.